SSRS 2008 – Lattice Charts
As I’ve mentioned before, we always try and design reports, dashboards and charts for our customers taking into consideration data visualisation best practices as promoted by Stephen Few, Edward Tufte et al.
Whenever I’m reading Visualisation books and in particular the best practice examples, I always find myself wondering whether:
a) it’s possible with Reporting Services? and
b) it can look as good with Reporting Services?
and this was the case whilst I finally got round to starting to read Few’s new book Now You See It (which I hope to do a review of soon). One of the key principles of data visualisation is “Compared to What?”. It’s all very well presenting the information in a clear fashion but without context it’s hard to argue it’s worth.