Dashboard Design Principles
For many organizations, achieving effective dashboard design is a recurring problem. However, it’s a problem that can be easily remedied by following a few core principles. This blog will walk you through the golden rules.
Here’s a preview:
- Decide what you want your dashboard to do
- Only include what matters
- Use size and position to make priorities clear
- Give your numbers a frame of reference
- A group-connected metrics
- Keep it uniform
- Label things clearly for your team
- Effective information presentation
- Visual consistency
- Efficient interactions
- Minimize the cognitive load
- Keep developing your dashboard
The main purpose of a dashboard is to communicate business data in a visual form that highlights to the reader what is important, arranges it for clarity and leads them through a sequence that tells the story best so they can make better data-led decisions. Design and an understanding of how humans make decisions exist to assist this purpose.