Chapter 4. It's Not Only about Charts

A picture is worth a thousand words; there is no way we can deny that. However, when it comes to dashboards, there is much more than only charts. Labels, images, and tables play an important role in communicating and understanding information. Besides, they can be a surprisingly effective and elegant way to display data. Throughout this chapter, we will review the following topics:

  • Labels and images
  • Straight and pivot tables
  • Visual cues

Text objects

The simplest elements are often the most effective ones and text objects are certainly not an exception. You can include them in your applications in several ways:

  • Cover pages: They give an overview of the application and often serve as a thumbnail in the Access Point ...

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