Mobile-Friendly Reports In Power BI

Reza Rad shares some tips on building mobile-friendly reports in Power BI:

Report fitted in my mobile screen, however when I see that in smart phone even with 5 inch screen, it is too small! texts are not readable in that size, and bar or column charts are too small to be selected with touch screen. When you design for smart phone size consider making sizes bigger. Also don’t use too many charts in one page, because it will make things small. few charts in each page will makes things readable and user will be able to highlight them and select items.

You can use formatting to make your font sizes bigger, and titles of charts bigger. However there are some charts and some elements that can’t be resized (for example labels inside tree map, or labels for x-axis in column chart below). Make sure to design big and clear with only few visualization elements in each page. Here is what I build and it shows in mobile phone nicely;

The upshot is that dashboards are about where we’d want mobile development to be—easy to use and “just works”—but reports have a ways to go yet.

Related Posts

Bubbling Up HTTP Status Errors In Power Query

Tony McGovern takes us through a method involving Power Query + M of giving end users useful information when a web request fails: So how does this relate to error tables? Like most well-documented APIs, the U.S. Census Bureau API has a page devoted to listing and describing all the possible response codes that can be […]

Read More

Power BI Embedding Techniques

Marc Lelijveld takes us through the different ways we can embed Power BI dashboards: In the end of 2018 Microsoft announced a great new feature which allows you to secure embed Power BI content to client applications or sites and keep security still in place. Actually, it almost works the same as the publish to […]

Read More

Categories

June 2016
MTWTFSS
« May Jul »
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930