Designing an Effective Dashboard

Here’s a nice overview presentation of effective dashboard design. The presentation does a good job of going over the do’s and don’ts and also provides a few good resources. The author follows a fairly minimalist approach to dashboard design, but with an edge of practicality.

Some key points:

  • Highlight exceptions only
  • Go easy on the eye candy
  • It’s okay to deviate from a best practice, but only in rare instances
  • Packaged dashboard solutions rarely meet all of your needs.