Friday, July 4th, 2014
How can management information fulfill its purpose? When we ponder this question, we consider many different aspects including design, form, rules, methods, and trends. What role does brain research play? Which textbook business methods are a must? Is notation necessary? How far can you standardize reports? Our fifth posting in this series provides insights and answers.
Friday, June 6th, 2014
When you are making decisions about the direction and design of systems for management information and Business Intelligence, which topics and terms are important to know? Once again, it helps to have knowledge from many different disciplines including information design, IT, business management, psychology, and neurobiology.
Friday, May 9th, 2014
We are continuing on with our glossary of the most important terms and topics in management information and Business Intelligence. In doing so, we hope to help managers communicate better with the IT experts, controllers, and data scientists in their companies.
Friday, April 11th, 2014
Why do people talk about traffic lights, gauges, and dashboards? Is PowerPoint really dangerous? More on the questions that have shaped us – and our software – for years.
Friday, March 14th, 2014
When it comes to management information, where do we need to be careful? What topics are driving the scene? What roles do resolution, eyespan, and scaling play in creating quality reports? Why do people talk about traffic lights, gauges, and dashboards? Is PowerPoint really dangerous? These are questions that have shaped us – and our software – for years.
Friday, February 14th, 2014
Colors make the world bright and happy. They are a pleasure for both our eyes and souls. They grab our attention and help us remember things. The human brain perceives colors separately from form and movement – ultrafast and simultaneously. In financial controlling, however, less is more.
Friday, January 17th, 2014
Effective reports first grab your attention and then guide you to understanding, step by step. That’s a complex task because something called “change blindness” stands in the way. That means if you delve too deeply into one thing, you oversee something else. Here’s more on the downsides of attention.
Friday, December 20th, 2013
Reports need to be smart, appealing, and understandable in order to have an effect. Yet in order for reports to have the right one, they must be read at the right time and in the right order. That is a lesson that we can learn from neurobiology.
Friday, November 22nd, 2013
People want to present themselves. They want to show who they are, what they think, and what they can do. That can have a big impact on Business Intelligence. Here are some thoughts after a walk through the bungalow complex of Munich’s Olympic village.
Friday, October 25th, 2013
A person’s facial expression sends very strong signals. Can we leverage this knowledge with the help of software to fill the notorious motivational deficits among employees? Can an animated version of the boss trigger the same feelings as the real one? Here are more of our thoughts on the electronic boss.