How to design effective analytic dashboards that look incredible and 8 easy steps

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Dashboards are the go-to data hubs that businesses rely on for decision making. They provide visual answers to business questions so people can act fast on opportunities and issues. Dashboards are powerful tools.

 But they're not always like that, are they? Dashboards can often end up being quickly-thrown-together summaries of data that someone asks for last-minute. Then there are the conflicting views on what's most important and what should be included that can make dashboards a mess. And it's easy to fill up the white space with data that's related, but not actually needed, so it looks less sparse.

But fear not. Here is a step-by-step guide to designing dashboards that are effective and look great too.

  1. Who is this dashboard for?
  2. Build the right type of dashboard
  3. Choose the right chart types
  4. Nail the layout
  5. Make it crystal clear by adding context
  6. Keep everything consistent
  7. Is the data trusted?
  8. Sharing is caring …

The original blog article appeared here.

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