Consider this: You could use those seven seconds on text alone – which gives your user time to read about 13 words. Or, you could use a visual to communicate an entire insight in just a tenth of a second. This is where dashboards really prove their value.
Dashboards are single screens that give users a clear view of the information that matters most. They empower us to meaningfully group visuals and tell a richer story. They transform raw data into critical information that jumps out to your users, who can comprehend and act on it in a fraction of the time it would otherwise take them.
Dashboard design can mean the difference between users excitedly embracing your product or ignoring it altogether. Great dashboards lead to richer user experiences and significant return on investment (ROI), while poorly designed dashboards distract users, suppress adoption, and can even tarnish your project or brand.
Unsettlingly, you can even overdesign a dashboard. That’s one of the many reasons we wrote The Definitive Guide to Dashboard Design—to help you avoid common pitfalls, including…
In this guide, we’ll look at examples of these and many more dashboard mistakes in action—as well as examples of great dashboards that embody the fundamentals of design.
If you already use reporting software, you may wonder why you need a dashboard at all.
In dashboard design, not all charts are created equal.
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Once you’ve determined the data needs, you still need a way to validate your decisions.
Visual design, usability, and psychology all play a part in how we should design user interfaces for dashboards.
Dashboards transform dull and sometimes opaque data into visually stunning insights that resonate with a wide range of users.
Hundreds of elements for data visualizations, dashboards, & reports.