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Power BI Dashboard Style Guides

Help your team design better dashboards

Does Your Company Have a Power BI Dashboard Style Guide Yet?

A visual style guide is the first step to go from good BI to great BI.  It’s also the missing link in most business intelligence projects. When you work on any visual platform having a guide with parameters, styles, assets, rules and examples is key to a smooth process and clear style. Add to that the complexity of conveying story with data or using the interface to show complex systems, then without a guide, it means that there is no consistency.

Don’t Let Your Analysts Design Alone

Migrating to a new data platform can be difficult. Setting up a new BI tool can be difficult. Designing data interfaces can be difficult.  When you make the decision to move to Power BI, you would task your data developers with two in three of those tasks. Too often, in a business intelligence world, the developer gets left with the design task just because they are there and can use the tool. Designs aesthetics, time and process are not a factor. That means that usually, you end up with great data architecture and terrible interface design.

What Your Power BI Style Guide Could Include:
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  • Power BI Theme
  • Charts & Graphs
  • Tables
  • Icon Glossary
  • Front Sheets & Notes
  • Mobile & Tablet Recommendations
  • Layout Grids
  • Data Visualization Best Practice
  • Data Connectors
  • Worksheets & Workbooks
  • Formatting
  • Worksheets & Workbooks
  • Drill-downs
  • Integration Visuals
We Design Visual Analytics Platforms

Datalabs’ style guides are designed to help teams do the following:

  • look at Power BI from a user first view point
  • simplify asset and chart creation
  • create templates & matching use-cases for dashboards & reports

That means if you are migrating, setting up or retrofitting Power BI, then you will have a guide, a Power BI theme, rules, and assets that you can use to create and roll out further instances and reports.

Your technical teams can focus on data and development with the knowledge that they won’t be designing dashboards at random and each deployment will follow the same rules and format, leading to better user interfaces and better interaction with the data.

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Datalabs also designs style guides for Microsoft Excel, Tableau, PDF & print reports, and for interactive data visualization. Get in touch with us and let’s talk about how we can create your suite of data visualization style guides.