In This Chapter
Going from storyboard to mock-up
Knowing when to use color
Using a template
Developing your first mock-up
After you've done the hard work of defining and outlining your storyboard, it's time to develop your mock-up. Mock-ups are also referred to as wireframes or prototypes. Think of them as rough sketches that help you visualize what the final output will look like.
Much like developing your storyboard, developing a clear, effective mock-up requires working very closely with your users. This is where many newbies get into trouble. If the process isn't handled correctly, it can quickly turn into a never-ending cycle of layout and color changes.
You'll quickly discover that the Big Data visualization world is full of what we call “color-crazy users.” They can become your worst nightmare unless you follow the proven, untraditional approach we use in the Business Intelligence Dashboard Formula (BIDF) described in this book.
In this ...