Dashboard Design Principles

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Dashboard Design Principles by Mind Map: Dashboard Design Principles

1. Choose the relevant Key Performance Indicators

1.1. Effective and Right

1.2. Shape the direction of the dashboard

1.3. Visual representation

1.3.1. Relevant information based on specific areas

2. Do not put all information on the same page

2.1. Focus on main points

2.2. Depends on the user needs

2.2.1. What users want to analyse

2.3. Easier for users to find information

3. Eye friendly content

3.1. Do not provide too much data

3.1.1. User will not recognised the point

3.2. use of legends when there is more than one color or shape

3.3. spatial arrangement

3.3.1. place the important view on the upper left corner

3.3.2. Z-pattern

3.3.2.1. Top to bottom; left to right pattern

3.4. Use colour blind friendly palettes

4. Optimise for multiple devices

4.1. Possibility to look at the data anytime

4.2. Remote access

4.3. Swift decision-making

4.4. Instant access

4.5. Laptop-big screen;mobile-small screen

5. Types of dashboard

5.1. Strategic

5.2. Operational

5.3. Analytics

5.4. Tactical

6. Types of charts

6.1. Line charts

6.1.1. Display patterns

6.1.2. Compact, clear and precise

6.1.3. Easy to analyse at a glance

6.2. Bar charts

6.2.1. Easy to understand

6.2.1.1. Comparison in the same categories

6.2.2. Draw attention to trend

6.3. Area charts

6.3.1. Clear and compact

6.3.2. Visual multidimensional data

6.3.3. Emphasise the magnitude of change over time

6.4. Bar charts

6.4.1. Great for discrete data

6.4.2. Show the relationships between a part to a whole

6.4.3. Show categories

6.4.3.1. Generate data quicker

6.4.3.2. Show comparison

6.5. Pie chart

6.5.1. Effective in showing the contribution of data segments

6.5.2. As a percent of a whole

6.6. Scatter lines

6.6.1. Used to find the relationship between 2 variables

6.6.2. Various correlation between variables

6.6.3. Visualise how variable affects others

6.7. Single value

6.7.1. Display data as a single value , such as decimal/words

6.7.2. Emphasise a particular data point

6.7.3. Bring attention to a value

7. Choose the layout carefully

7.1. Visually organise

7.2. Easier for users to find information

7.3. Key information should display first

7.3.1. Placement: upper left hand corner

7.4. Major trend should be visible

7.5. group charts by theme

7.6. Prioritise simplicity

7.6.1. Example: frames,effects,backgrounds

7.7. Play with gradient