Side project: my interactive CV

Just as a side project I transformed my static “paper” CV into an interactive CV. I will soon update this with a period selection, but here is the second version.

In this version I added the Infographic, as they say: a picture says more than a 1000 words. I was inspired by a remark someone made.
He was getting, well let’s say bored with Xcelsius he wanted more than just a dashboard and send me some infographics. And yes I agree that a first glance a infographic tells more than a dashboard. But hey they serve different purposes. An infographic is in my opinion used in a one time analysis for a broader audiance (maybe due to the time consuming creation of one :-) and the lack of toolings for updating periodically, you need a graphic designer more than a dashboard designer), you may print one and it is valid for a longer period. Dashboards on the other hand are designed for deeper analysis and are regularly updated. Once setup it should be relatively easy to maintain them. Nowadays more and more toolings come to market which enable dashboard creation, going beyond pretty charts and tables. My guess is that in a couple of years infographics and dashboards will be much more integrated. However untill that time you can always play a bit with current toolings, even when you are not a graphic designer, like me.

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Femke Kooij is a dashboard and report designer, developer and educator specializing in SAP | BusinessObjects Dashboards (better known as Xcelsius) and Crystal Reports. She has also a lot of experience with other SAP | BusinessObjects toolings like, Web Intelligence (WebI), Information Design Tool (Universe Designer), BusinessObjects Data Services (BODS) and the overall server platform BusinessObjects Enterprise (Launchpad, CMC). She spends a lot of her time thinking about and sharing her knowledge of Xcelsius to others through her own blog. Lately she is exploring other visualization tools like Qlikview and Tableau. On the later she is also posting some experiences. Currently she is in the employment of Cognizant Technology Solutions. Her blog only contains her personal views, thoughts and opinions. It is not endorsed by Cognizant Technology Solutions nor does it constitute any official communication of Cognizant Technology Solutions.

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5 Comments to Side project: my interactive CV

  1. Alex B says:

    Your CV is great, really, I never thought on something like this

  2. vidula says:

    Great work :)

  3. Srikanth says:

    Interesting presentations, where do you draw inspirations from?

  4. Susanna says:

    Your blog is good, I like! Thank you for sharing

  5. Rebecca says:

    Excellent format.. great work! :)