Color Me Happy

Color is an excellent way to add that extra something to your reports. However, be careful your color choices aren't sending the wrong message.
NO RATINGS
1/23/2013 |  5
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
BethSchultz
User Rank
Blogger
Re: A splash of color
BethSchultz   1/24/2013 9:53:32 AM
NO RATINGS
I'm guessing this manager maybe could have used some management training too -- like how not to gloss over or soft-pedal poor performance results!

TAanderud
User Rank
Blogger
Re: A splash of color
TAanderud   1/24/2013 9:51:15 AM
NO RATINGS
IndianRed should make you feel like your poor performance isn't that bad. ;-)

BethSchultz
User Rank
Blogger
Re: A splash of color
BethSchultz   1/24/2013 9:49:22 AM
NO RATINGS
Hi Tricia -- wow, who knew such thought had to go into picking not just a color but a shade. Funny, I find the Red more business like, I guess -- more in keeping with the traffic light red, yellow (or amber), and green often used in alerts dashboards, etc. IndianRed seems too stylish a choice, in a way!

 

 

 

TAanderud
User Rank
Blogger
Re: A splash of color
TAanderud   1/24/2013 5:57:28 AM
NO RATINGS
Excellent point Beth.  

You really have to chose one way you are going - either highlight what is going well or what is not going well. Generally it seems like mangers want to see the red (poorly performning) areas first.  

One funny that happened to me - one manager I worked with thought the red color I had picked was too harsh.  We had a half-hour meeting trying out several shades of red until we found one that wasn't too "judgemental".   We finally agreed on Indian Red.

Here's the difference with the Hex code listed:
Color Name

Red - # FF0000

Color Name

IndianRed - # CD5C5C


 

Since it was the only color on the page - I think probably any color would have communicated the point. 

BethSchultz
User Rank
Blogger
A splash of color
BethSchultz   1/23/2013 12:13:19 PM
NO RATINGS
I think a splash of color definitely helps not only to liven up otherwise grey reports but also to direct the eye to the pertinent pieces of data. The problem comes in when the former motivation outweighs the latter! 

Latest Blogs
Streaming analytics, which is drawing an increasing amount of interest, helps enterprises by visualizing the business in real-time, cutting preventable losses, automating immediate actions, and detecting urgent conditions.
The Interop IoT Summit highlighted why it's time to break our image of the Internet of Things into multiple small chunks, so we don't confuse consumer IoT with what goes on at industrial sites and in the commercial world.
At the All Analytics Roundtable at the InformationWeek Elite 100 conference, IT and analytics executives emphasized why serving people ranks ahead of bottom-line results.
It's time to start asking ourselves questions about the role of technology -- particularly intelligent machines like robots -- in our lives and our jobs, including how we can evaluate the performance of our machines.
Tha SAS Health Analytics Virtual Forum airs in a few days. You can bet that "change" will be a frequently used term, just as it is in any reference to healthcare and the life sciences sector.
Radio Show
A2 Conversations
UPCOMING
James M. Connolly
What the IoT Means to You and Your Insurer


5/6/2016   REGISTER   0
UPCOMING
James M. Connolly
Save Labor Costs With Predictive Analytics


5/10/2016   REGISTER   0
UPCOMING
James M. Connolly
How Analytics Can Transform State Government


5/17/2016   REGISTER   0
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
When It's Time for a Robot's Job Review


4/27/2016  LISTEN   20
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
How Advanced Analytics Serve Healthcare


4/12/2016  LISTEN   88
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
Life in a World of Big Data, Autonomous Cars and IoT


3/17/2016  LISTEN   34
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
Sports Analytics: Driving the Business Forward


3/10/2016  LISTEN   73
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
See How Data is Revolutionizing Healthcare


2/25/2016  LISTEN   78
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
Why Analytics are So Valuable in Cybersecurity


2/18/2016  LISTEN   47
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
The Analytics Job and Salary Outlook for 2016


1/28/2016  LISTEN   16
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
See How Analytics Drive Change in the Retail World


1/7/2016  LISTEN   104
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
All Analytics Conversations: Forecasts for Analytics in 2016


12/18/2015  LISTEN   3
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
Don't Make This Mistake With Big Data


12/11/2015  LISTEN   4
Information Resources
Quick Poll
Quick Poll
About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Help  |  Register  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  RSS