Choosing The Right Graph: Part 1

When should you use area charts? Can you imagine visualizing trends on the bar chart? Probably not, and there’s a handful of reasons why you shouldn’t. Choosing the right visualization for the given business scenario is not always the easiest thing as there are quite a lot of things you have to keep in mind […]

Visualizing Performance

The purpose of a dashboard is to deliver the most crucial and important information as quickly as possible in an easy-to-understand way. The most important part of the design process seems to be at the first stage, I mean answering the question “what should be shown?”. The second question that should be answered would be […]

10 Nielsen’s Usability Heuristics for UX Design

Jakob Nielsen is one of the most famous people in the UX/UI world – he was often called a “king of usability” or the „guru of Web page usability” so his name is probably well known among the designers. Today I’d like you to take a closer look at the famous 10 Usability Heuristics defined […]

Five Components of a Good Power Platform Support

If you are looking for an assurance to keep a brand new, freshly deployed PowerBI deployment or set of Power Apps applications going, you are probably considering signing a support contract. Even though the platform itself is mostly self-managed, there are various stages of the information flow were making a manual intervention is required. Sometimes […]

Understanding User Flows

Previously we covered the topic of wireframes, mockups and prototypes and discussed how they can contribute to development of better product and avoidance of unnecessary rework. Now it’s time to take a step back and take a closer look to even earlier part of the UX design that takes place even before designing any wireframes. […]

Wireframes, mockups & prototypes

I believe that many (if not all) people that are familiar with the “UX” and “UI ” terms also might have heard the mysterious “wireframes”, “mockups” and “prototypes”. What’s all the fuss is about? Are those any important to you as a designer and your clients? Are they useful when it comes to report design? […]

Introduction to visual hierarchy

Today I’d like to take a more in-depth look at a topic of visual hierarchy that I previously mentioned in an article about layout that you can read here. But let’s start from the beginning and learn what visual hierarchy actually is.   What is visual hierarchy? I believe that to many people that have […]

What is Azure Synapse analytics?

Nowadays Azure Synapse is one of the hottest topic in data industry. But what it really is and what it can offer to business? In this post we will address these questions.   Azure Synapse analytics is a limitless analytics service that bring together data integration, data exploration, data warehouse and big data analytics. This one, unified platform combines needs of data engineering, machine learning and business intelligence without need […]

Fighting air pollution with data and AI

    Clouds on Mars is not only Best in Modern BI, working with enterprise clients around the world and focusing on Microsoft technologies, but we are Carbon Negative as well. We are fully aware of impact on environment that comes with running a business, that is way they decided to eliminate whole carbon footprint […]

Useful tools for report design

In today’s article I’d like to show you some examples of tools (other than Power BI) that you can incorporate into your report or dashboard design process and benefit quite a lot from. Using these tools you can improve overall look of your product and also make your life easier by working more effective. I […]