For this entry, I decided to have a go at creating a more modern business intelligence image. By modern, I mean a postmodern image that is meant to be visually appealing as well as easy to understand. I also wanted to keep the postmodern image modern and abstract, so the image is meant to be in a black and white format.
The image is intended for a specific purpose. The idea here is that the image shows us a business intelligence company’s information in a variety of different colors. We can see a lot of information in one color, but it doesn’t tell us everything. However, if we go back and look at the information we can still understand it. This is what I’ve used to make the image.
Ive used this image to help us understand the information that is being shown. The information is presented in a variety of different colors to show that we can understand a lot of information in one color. What this means is that we can interpret the information in multiple ways, thus expanding our comprehension. The image is meant to help us understand the information.
If you don’t want to use this image, but instead feel like just taking a look at it, I encourage you to use it to see what else you can interpret. This is an example of what I call ‘data visualization’, which is when we use images to help us see something and interpret it.
In the previous example, you can see that a lot of the information can be interpreted as being about a person or a thing. You can also see the relationship between that data and the rest of the information in that image. This is called a semantic relationship.
The fact is that the majority of the things we see on a computer screen are just so-called “images.” And there are a lot of them. The difference between an image and a picture is that a picture is real, but an image is not. Just think of the difference between looking at a photograph versus looking at a photograph of a house or a house in a photo.
That’s a really neat way to think about the difference between image and photo. In terms of a photograph, it’s real. In terms of an image, it’s not. It’s actually a representation of something real.
A real representation of an image is a photograph. A photo is an image. So a picture is real and a representation of an image is just an image. So there are two distinct kinds of information that can be represented by a computer. A computer can represent real information (which is all information, no matter what else it contains) and it can represent pictures (which are real but may or may not contain information, or contain information but aren’t real).
There are a lot of differences between a picture and a real image. A picture is, well, a picture. It is something that is made up of pixels. A computer can only represent pixels, they can only represent images, they cannot represent a real image, no matter how much information it contains.
What this means is that the images in a business intelligence report are all based on assumptions. They might be based on what a person thinks is important, what a person wants to see and read, or what a person wants to focus on. The truth is, there never is a “right” number of pixels to put on a page, and the only “right” way to put pixels on a page is to put pixels that are real.