Data visualisation - which diagram should I use?
This book Information is Beautiful by David McCandless presents all sorts lots of statistics about the world in a visually imaginative way - the ultimate coffee table book! The picture above is taken from the book and summarises 40 different types of "Information Viz".
Finally this book Information Dashboard Design by Stephen Few is probably the definitive reference book on Information Design on the principle "less is more". Few thoroughly debunks flashy dashboard designs which look like airline and car cockpits which impress on first sight but are a nightmare to use in favour of simple clean minimalistic designs which actually convey the required information effectively.
About Ken ThompsonKen Thompson delivers keynote conference speeches, workshop facilitation and in-house consultancy in four key business areas:
- Creating High Performing Teams in enterprises including Virtual and Mobile Teams (based on the Bioteams Book)
- Establishing effective Collaborative Business Networks enabling companies to co-operate effectively in areas such as sales and product development (based on the book - The Networked Enterprise)
- How to use the latest social media technologies including blogging and online communities to promote enterprises, brand, organisation or event
- Development of graphical on-line interactive Business Dashboards and What-if Simulators for organisations to support Performance Improvement, Strategy Development and Executive Team Development.
Bioteams Books Reviews
Leading complexity thinkers apply biological principles to enterprises: The Biology of Business is a set of essays by ten researchers and practitioners in Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS).