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Mistakes in Dashboard Design by Mind Map: Mistakes in Dashboard
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Mistakes in Dashboard Design


Title: Information Dashboard Design

Subtitle: The Effective Visual Communication of Data

Author: Stephen Few

Published: O'Reilly Media, 2006


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Exceeding boundaries of single screen

Dashboard Benefit - see everything at once!


fragmenting dashboards, discrete screens that must be navigated, different instances of a screen that are accessed through some form of interaction

requiring scrolling

Supplying inadequate context for data

Displaying excessive detail or precision

Choosing inappropriate display media

Choosing a deficient measure

Introducing meaningless variety

Using poorly designed display media

Encoding quantitative data inaccurately

Arranging the data poorly

Highlighting important data ineffectively or not at all

Cluttering the display with useless decoration

Misusing or overusing color

Designing an unattractive visual display