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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The art of data visualization

I want to talk about data visualisation today and raise the subject of how we can improve our data case studies. I want to show you one of my favourite data presentation. In this case, non interactive report –  a book, The Annual Report of the ERGO Hestia Group made by Hanna Piotrowska (Dyrcz).   […]

Data filtering and interactions in modern BI reports

Power BI reports are much more advanced than classical, static BI reports when we’re talking interactivity. Our design should encourage user to click around and “play” with the visuals in order to find new insights and better understand the data behind it. Of course, it doesn’t mean we should enable all available cross filtering features […]

UX&UI – What’s the difference?

Maybe it’s only me but I often see that „UX/UI Designer” fraze is used like a magic spell on clients. What do I mean by that? From mine perspective, still many people can’t see the difference between those two subjects of design and today I want to give you a short explanation.       […]