Media praise for Information Dashboard Design
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"If you're not a graphically oriented person (like I'm not), this book is a lifesaver for your design and development efforts. It should remain close at hand as you do your web site design on a daily basis. And even if you *do* know what you're doing, you will likely become a whole lot better at it after reading Information Dashboard Design. "
-- , Duffbert's Random Musings
"This book primarily deals with what the title says. Dashboards. I was not aware ofthe complexity and breadth of this type of interface, but since it is not a forte I usually provide to clients, the book was an interesting read...Well worth the money. Suitable for all designers to get a different perspective on interfaces and a couch jumper for those who are managing reporting systems for clients (inhouse or not)."
-- , Halifax Creative User Group
"Fews writing style is very clear, and hes got great insight into many details about what makes a good dashboard small details like prefering bar charts over pie charts in all but a few cases, or ensuring that youre setting the proper context for visual information. Im definitely not a great visual design guy, so this books been a great help to me in thinking about how to best represent critical data. Frankly, I think the books a great aid in helping figure out not just dashboards, but how to best represent any critical information in a clear fashion."
-- , FrazzledDad
"Written by one of the foremost experts in the field of data visualization, this is one of those rare books that seem to make the publication of other works on the same topic unnecessary. As dashboard design continues to evolve over time, I hope OReilly will publish updated versions of this book. It will be interesting to follow the evolution of dashboard design from Fews point of view. This is a very complete book and was obviously developed with great care. I highly recommend Stephen Fews Information Dashboard Design to any information designers who are focusing on the visual display of data and, more particularly, to dashboard designers."
-- , UX Matters
"Stephen Few has provided an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand book. He gives a concise overview of the various aspects that should be considered when creating good dashboards. He has provided good illustrations using screenshots and other pictures that give new insights and new inspiration...I can recommend the book to all user interface designers, not only those who deal with dashboards and work centers but also to others because many design principles are not only valid for dashboards. Some of his ideas can help ensure that the screens of maintenance applications, where many attributes and parameters need to be maintained, are not crowded, thus making fewer tabs necessary."
-- , SAP Design Guild
" Having read Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data, by Stephen Few, I finally realized that we had great data that was converted into wisdom only by the intuitive abilities of our executives. In this book, Stephen Few has successfully laid out the dos and don'ts of dashboard design--the great value of a deliberate, professional approach to visually communicating important information. Although this book is a little late for my corporate experiences, I have immediately used the information in my course materials for a professional banking school, and will pass it on to my fellow instructors as we begin our summer sessions."
-- , StickyMinds.com