Getting the look and feel right: Report and interface design.
If you’re confused by the design of a report, it’s a waste. Wasted energy trying to understand it means wasted time which means wasted money.
It’s therefore crucial that the design of your information management solution is fully thought-through. You want to understand it all as soon as possible, because you don’t want to be wasting time contacting support services asking for explanations. A properly-designed solution also prevents any downstream solutions too.
Specialists who create such solutions are therefore cost-effective in today’s fast-paced business environment. They understand how business changes and can keep you updated with these twists and turns.
Your dedicated netlogx representative will show you how your report and interface design is primarily all about your data. We’ll discover your data, model it and guide you through its quality and management.
We’ll map and cleanse the information that your enterprise uses, so it stays equivalent. That means that we can combine data from various systems efficiently.
We’ll also ensure that the look of your report stays true to the principles of Form, Fit and Function as they work together in harmony:
- Form – the story of the data is clearly told in the physical layout
- Fit – the content
- Function – Technical production and distribution of the data
Our consultants use the Edward Tufte principles of report design. These make data the sole focus with any ‘chart junk’ eliminated. Our architects will also create templates and a report standards document, which allows the consistent inclusion of key components in all reports.
netlogx will also plan and deliver your interface design with an understanding of how it needs to look based on your company’s business and technical processes. The meaning and semantics of your interface will be constantly maintained.
Why are report and interface design important?
All businesses want to control costs. To tell a story accurately or pass data from one system to another is a key way of doing this. Appropriate design of reports and interfaces keeps maintenance and support costs in check and stops incorrect decisions being made.