Does a picture say more than a thousand numbers?

At Mercur we are conducting an eye tracking study on how different people take in the information presented in Mercur Business Control.

The study is done with the help of equipment from Tobii, the world leader in eye tracking. Eye tracking technology allows a computer to know exactly where you look. An eye tracker can read your presence, attention, focus, awareness, or other mental states. This information can be used to design new user interfaces for different types of technology products.

We are half way through the study and are currently collecting data from both experienced Mercur users and non Mercur users to find answers on what catches the eye and the easiest way to take in information. Does, for example, the use of colours and the organization of dashboard and report components matter?

We already know that usability is one of the most important conditions in getting employees involved in their BI solution. With this study, we hope to further develop the design of reports and dashboards, and to provide guidance on how information in Mercur is presented in the best way.

During our customer day on May 18th, Mercur Business Control Forum, we will present the results of the study!

Mercur Solutions (UK) Limited - UK office

Mercur Solutions Limited
Ocean House, The Ring, Bracknell RG12 1AX, United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1344 388 025

Mercur Solutions AB - head office in Sweden

Mercur Solutions AB
Vretenvägen 13, SE-171 54 Solna
+46 (0)-459 69 00


Malmo Office

Stortorget 3, SE-211 22 Malmö


Kyrkogatan 24, SE-411 15 Göteborg

Mercur Solutions

A Swedish company with over 40 years of experience, delivering solutions for performance management and business intelligence.




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