DeltaMaster clicks! 08/2008

Step by step to an information-dense one-pager

Greetings, fellow data analysts! Controllers and honest journalists both share a yearning for the truth. One-sided reporting, however, can mean trouble for some and prestige for others. The German Press Council, for example, doesn’t appreciate it at all. If it feels that a publication has breached its codex, it has the right to reprimand it. In 2007, it did so 35 times (for various reasons; sparkline begins in 1997). In companies, however, the supervisory board and other report consumers are Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 07/2007

Links to reports and the Web

Greetings, fellow data analysts Although it hasn’t yet reached its 16th birthday, the World Wide Web has already revolutionized our social and business lives. Its success is anchored by the concept of hypertext, an age-old idea that uses a few concise words – or simply “click here” if the author can’t think of something better – to introduce us to millions and billions of other Web sites. In fact, hypertext is what makes the Web so appealing. Escorted by cross Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 12/2005

Combination Cockpits with Analysis Templates

Dear data analysts, physicists define density as the ratio between mass and volume. Following this formula, we speak of information density when we are interested in the amount of information – how many figures, measures, data points – represented in a certain space or area. In order to improve the information density, i.e. to increase it, arithmetics allow only two alternatives: increase the numerator by showing more values, or reduce the denominator by downsizing the required space. As a concept Read More …