Can any of you point me to some good resources about best
practices for designing interactive reports? We produce educational software
for grade school kids and we are constantly generating usage reports, score
reports, etc. for teachers
and caregivers. There are great resources for designing web
forms and such (Luke Wroblewski's Web Form Design leaps to mind), but I have
found little on designing simple, intuitive, interactive reports for
non-expert users. Layouts? Grids? Graph vs. text views? Matrix vs. tables?
Interactive tools? What say you?