Posted by Tim Miller on October 16, 2018 at 7:29am
Our world is dominated by charts and graphs, from the news showing economic performance or that annoying friend of yours on social media that posted their Strava story for 2017 to show off how far they ran or biked or hiked. Even the infamous maps of the United States showing various states colored red and blue that people become obsessed with every four years. Charts and graphs are everywhere.
Dashboards are where these charts can work together to reach their full potential. Multiple, related information visualizations working together, where the charts can all be consumed almost simultaneously. Without any distraction from having to scroll to another part of the window or having to change between screens or tabs in web browsers. Dashboards are the pinnacle of information presentation systems providing support for organizational decision-making activities. A well-crafted and successful dashboard makes a decision maker an informed decision maker.