Sep 07 2009

Making It Easier To Make Better Decisions

Categories: General Dave Rathbun @ 7:11 am

I have been primarily a technical guy. For that reason most of my posts on my blog fall into the same category. There are plenty of other folks that talk about the big picture, many of whom do a great job. I enjoy reading some of these other blogs and one in particular that I like to read belongs to Timo Elliott. He is the source of the bouncing objects Windows cursor that we have available for download on BOB.

animated cursor

Earlier I was reading some of his older posts that I had missed, and found a real gem. If you have a few minutes, trot on over to Timo’s blog and read his recent post about testing your decision making skills. In my opinion it’s not only fun to read, but more importantly, provides some important lessons for BI practitioners.

Moral of the story: it doesn’t matter how accurate your information is if users can’t understand it.

One Response to “Making It Easier To Make Better Decisions”

  1. Comment by Andreas

    Thank you Dave, I love the link to “Legible London” (http://www.tfl.gov.uk/microsites/legible-london/default.aspx) on Timo’s blog. Those maps (Legible London) are great examples of well done visualizations, see also “visualization information”. I dare to say, even Stephen Few might approve ;-)

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