Here’s a nerdy dashboard about space missions. Let’s see if I can make it easier for viewers to quickly absorb key information. I’ll start by adding some white space to declutter my dashboard.
From the Layout pane, I select the entire dashboard under Item Hierarchy. From there, I can apply some outer padding.
Adding 30 pixels’ worth of additional space to the outer edges of my dashboard gives labels and legends more room to breathe.
That looks better, but I’m not done. Dashboard spacing also lets me create and edit borders. Let’s create one and then add a bit of padding between the border and the dashboard.
Especially when it comes to embedding my dashboard, a border helps to designate the working area for viewers.
That’s much better. Now let’s do something about our layout container that holds quick filters and legends.
First, I want to add some padding to the top and left sides of my layout container. I also want to change the container’s background color, which should help differentiate the purpose of this part of my dashboard.
At a glance, viewers understand that controls are available on the right side of my dashboard, and resulting views update on the left.
There! I think that looks much more elegant, and it will be much more useful to end users.