As an entrepreneur, product designer and product manager for people management and predictive analytics software, I have seen a number of problems related to creating useful products, and getting things done. I decided to keep track of some common scenarios. All views are mine. Not my employers'.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
I am in the middle of designing a data driven product for the benefits industry. As part of my prep, I went through the book Beautiful Evidence by Edward Tuft to understand the purpose behind every kind of data visualization. As you probably already know, it is a wonderful book. If you are someone who cares about the intersection of data and design, the book is worthy of keeping your library for a long time.
The most important lesson for me from the book is this. Don't let any digital tool dictate your thinking. Break the rules and disrupt the rules of the tool.
I was also fascinated to learn about the rich possibilities of sparklines.