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.       […]

Problematic charts in data visualization

We all have specific preferences when it comes to certain charts and visuals. I know a lot of people love using piecharts and at the same time some people hate them. There aren’t strict rules  about what chart to use, however some work best in given scenario, others not so much. You have to be […]

Choosing the right direction of your story

In my last article I was talking about how story is important and how we can visualise it in report design. Today I want to take a step back and show you that every story starts from simple „why and what?”   Before you start designing you should ask client or end user some questions […]