Are you looking for information regarding Microsoft Power BI and would like to learn the best practices for designing great Power BI dashboards and reports? We have got you covered.
In this blog we provide you the summary of the top tips along with the links to the original articles to find further information to designing great Power BI visualizations.
Before we jump in to the articles we’d like to note something.
In a case you are optimising a dashboard or a report to be used solely on Digital Signage displays keep these two rules of thumb in mind:
Focus on the most important information, have less content
Use larger fonts
Without further ado, let’s dive right in and take a closer look at the tips and articles that help you to design great dashboards and reports.
Tips for Designing Great Power BI Dashboard
This article, by several contributors, will help you make the most important information stand out, make the dashboard clean and uncluttered.
The summary of the top tips in this article are:
Consider your Audience
Tell a Story on One screen
Make use of full screen mode
Accent the most important information
Place the most important information
Use the right visualizations for the right data
They also have further links to a white paper and a video in the article.
The entire article can be found here: Tips for Designing a Great Power BI Dashboards
The 15 rules to design a perfect dashboard
Marco Russo gives you Power BI design best practices in this webinar recording.
The summary of the design best practices are:
Design for a target
Keep everything at a glance
Keep it simple
Highlight the most relevant information
Start from zero
Shorten the numbers
Show the context
Choose the right colors
Design dashboards, not reports
Leave the noise off
Pick the right parts
You can find the webinar in its original location here: The 15 rules to design a perfect dashboard
5 Power BI Tips To Make Your Reports More Appealing And User-friendly
In the original article Paweł Szczecki gives you 5 tips on how to make the most of your Power BI Reports.
The summary of the tips:
Simplicity - don’t go too fancy with Visualizations
Context - Interrelations between elements
Divide and conquer (or slicing and dicing) - filters
High or Low perspective - hierarchies
Meaningfulness - think about the message rather than the graphics
The entire article can be found here: 5 Power BI Tips to Make Your Reports More Appealing and User-friendly
My Top 5 Power BI Visual Design Practices: Transforming Good to Great
This blog post by Reid Havens offers you 5 concrete tips that will help to make sure your Power BI Report looks good, tells a story, pops, or his personal favourite “is aesthetically pleasing”
The summary of the tips in the article:
Lines to help divide sections of the report
Data timestamp to show how recent the refresh was
Dedicated DAX measures table
The entire article can be found here: My Top 5 Power BI Visual Design Practices: Transforming Good to Great
How to Share Your MS Power BI Dashboards on Digital Signage?
Introduction to Data-Driven Workplace Communication
Team Displays in the Office Help to Hit the Targets