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Articles tagged with: Designing Dashboards

Common Questions about SAS Visual Analytics

2015-09-07 – 10:16 AM

For the past two weeks I’ve been updating the SAS Visual Analytics Quick Start program. When I talk to customers about this program I highlight how Zencos does the heavy lifting (installation, configuration, and light administration), while the customer gets to have the fun of playing with the tool and learning how to create some kick-ass data visualizations. Within a few weeks, we can have your …

6 Tips for Data Visualization from a Floral Designer

2015-03-26 – 7:35 AM

You never know where you will find inspiration. This past weekend I attended the NC Museum of Art Art in Bloom Festival.  The idea is that local floral designers use a museum masterpiece to draw inspiration for a floral design. [More: WRAL video about event] It was incredible to see how someone could paint with flowers. Turns out there are many Art in Bloom events like …

Dashboards: Review of Information Dashboard Design Second Edition

2013-09-23 – 6:19 AM

When I started working with data visualization, I read Information Dashboard Design;  I did not get that much out of it.  Some of the display methods Stephen Few was advocating were not easily supported by my tools. His theories were sound, but I never finished the book. When the second edition was released, I reread the book and found a new perspective.  With a few years …

Using the INFOMAPS Procedure with Your SAS BI Dashboard

2013-09-14 – 8:55 AM

Many BI developers don’t realize they can code information maps without ever touching Information Map Studio. Using the INFOMAPS procedure you can do everything from creating an information map to updating an existing one. This post explains the basics of creating and updating an information map.
Using Information Maps with a Dashboard
If you are building a dashboard based on RDBMS data, then you might already know …

SAS BI Dashboard: Tips for Adding Images to Your Dashboard

2013-09-09 – 7:25 AM
dashboard icons

When creating a dashboard using SAS BI dashboard tool, you may need to have some images directly on the dashboard.  It could be a logo that links to the company website or an icon that links to another dashboard or report. When used properly the artwork can add a new dimension to your dashboard design.
Ideas for SAS BI Dashboard Artwork
You might want to have your …