People highly value style, even to their own detriment. That means we need to value style but execute without causing detriment. We need to find a way to ensure that we not only deliver data in a meaningful way but also seek to deliver it in a compelling/engaging style.
A few lines presenting some cursory dashboard design principles.
The NHL playoffs are underway and so some visual analytics are in order. Have a look at the relationship between payroll and Stanley Cups.
Recently a small data set was posted on a discussion board I read. 5 columns by 15 rows. This small bit of data yielded an immense number of opinions and visualizations.