The third attempt gives us the final version. The designer is professionally hurt: all his creative effort has been rejected and changed for an uninteresting, unoriginal slide.
I agree - it is not original, but very clear. Nothing is unnecessary, every element renders a meaning and simplifies the overall perception. My analytical experience tells me the final choice is right. Conclusions
- Designers lack analytical thinking, while analysts lack creative thinking. Striking a balance is hard but necessary.
- If you are an analyst, develop your visual thinking, come up with imagery. Results would depend on your tasks. You will easily find a designer for a certain project and realise your tasks, if you can draw a sketch on tissue paper.
- If you are a designer, go into the nature of the data before you start drawing. Career growth and financial success come with the ability to understand your client, with the ability to see what he/she is trying to explain, what solution he/she needs. Mastering new visual effects and graphics will not give you the necessary competitive edge.