Friday, February 6th, 2009
This blog makes regular pleas for maximum information density. And newspapers offer many great examples. Now, FAZ is further improving its density – to cut costs – and is starting to use graphical tables. Which offers more analytical insight on stock quotes to us readers.
Friday, May 23rd, 2008
Germany’s Bundesliga soccer season is officially over. Bayern Munich remains the record champion; their local rivals in Nuremberg have also won a record – as the most relegated team. Our graphical review shows the ups and downs of the 2007/2008 season.
Friday, December 21st, 2007
Even though they still have a shred of hope in the UEFA Cup, it is no secret that Nuremberg does not have the best soccer players in the German Bundesliga. The best soccer charts, however, do come from Nuremberg. You won’t find them in Nuremberg-based ‘kicker’ magazine, but you will find them here.
Friday, November 23rd, 2007
We have already discussed the fact that no one in their right mind should steer a company (or a bank in particular!) like an automobile. But what about the other way around? Porsche’s Sport Chrono package has similarities with management reports. That, indeed, could be useful.
Friday, September 21st, 2007
Sachsen LB could have at least tried to. Their board of directors trusted a few traffic lights. They were usually green, but now all German taxpayers see is red.
Friday, August 10th, 2007
Wouldn’t it be great if we could automatically generate reports that could be published without requiring any manual fine-tuning? These lean reports are the concept behind industrial reporting.
Friday, July 27th, 2007
It’s understandable that managers don’t want to spend more time studying a computer screen than they would perusing the business section of the Wall Street Journal to simply get their latest revenue statistics. Yet it is no reason to substitute suitable for foolproof reporting.
Monday, May 21st, 2007
German soccer fans don’t often agree on much. Few, however, can deny that the 2006/2007 Bundesliga season was more exciting and suspenseful than it had been for years. Sparklines illustrate the ups, downs and overall drama of the season’s 306 matches.
Friday, March 2nd, 2007
In the previous parts of this series (iPod, PowerSearch) I demonstrated how simple rankings can deliver much more information than initially meets the eye. This time we will create a ranking across all data and simultaneously search for unusual combinations of characteristics.
Monday, November 13th, 2006
Every sports fan gladly takes up a lot of information from data-dense league standings printed in news papers. The same persons as managers fall for bright and shiny information deserts termed “dashboards” to provide them with essential information about their business. What went wrong here?