10 Best Practices for Building Effective Dashboards


Overview | What you'll learn: 

When a dashboard is done right, people wonder how they ever lived without it. Why? A well-designed dashboard is a launch point for your analytics. Armed with the same powerful collection of information, your business makes faster decisions based on a single source of truth.

A great dashboard’s message and metrics are clear, color enhances meaning, and every bit of information you need is at your fingertips. So how do you build dashboards that live up to this promise and that are just right for your organization?

Read this whitepaper to discover how:

  • Thoughtful planning will allow you to become familiar with your dashboard audience, evaluate proper display size, and appropriately plan for fast load times.
  • Informed design draws from the “sweet spot” of visual cues, is critical of view and color quantity, incorporates interactivity to encourage exploration, and considers progressive formatting.
  • Refining your dashboard puts the onus on tooltips, emphasizes the story within your story, eliminates clutter, and sets you up for dashboard testing opportunities.