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EFFECTIVE
DASHBOARD
DESIGN
why your baby is ugly
#whybabyisugly
   @hursman

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“   A dashboard is a visual
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    needed to achieve
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CREDIT: MICROCHARTS FROM BUENA VISTA SYSTEMS
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Aaron Hursman                                 Dashboard Spy
http://aaron.hursman.com           http://dashboardspy.com/

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Effective Dashboard Design: Why Your Baby is Ugly

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Effective dashboard design delivers on the promise of targeted, accessible, and actionable information for organizations looking to maximize their profits. Through good, bad, and very ugly examples, you will learn about practical design techniques and challenges that dashboard designers face today.

[Presented on SXSW Interactive 2010]

Published in: Design

Effective Dashboard Design: Why Your Baby is Ugly

  1. 1. EFFECTIVE DASHBOARD DESIGN why your baby is ugly
  2. 2. #whybabyisugly @hursman 2 http://twittericonfactory.com/icon/2758
  3. 3. “ A dashboard is a visual display of the most important information needed to achieve one or more objectives, consolidated and arranged on a single screen so the information can be monitored at a glance. 3
  4. 4. CREDIT: MICROCHARTS FROM BUENA VISTA SYSTEMS
  5. 5. supercute DESIGN TECHNIQUES 5
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  18. 18. CREDIT: MICROCHARTS FROM BUENA VISTA SYSTEMS 18
  19. 19. CREDIT: MICROCHARTS FROM BUENA VISTA SYSTEMS 19
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  25. 25. UGLY BABIES 27
  26. 26. 5 4 3 Series 1 2 Series 2 Series 3 1 Series 3 0 Series 2 Category 1 Series 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4 28
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  33. 33. TRY AGAIN?? 36
  34. 34. CREDIT: STEPHEN FEW, PERCEPTUAL EDGE 37
  35. 35. 38 CREDIT: MICROCHARTS FROM BUENA VISTA SYSTEMS
  36. 36. CREDIT: MICROCHARTS FROM BUENA VISTA SYSTEMS 39
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  39. 39. CHALLENGES 42 http://www.flickr.com/photos/24196692@N04/2304407022/sizes/l/
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  43. 43. 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 6 3rd Qtr 5 4th Qtr 4 3 2 Series 1 1 Series 2 0 Series 3 6 4 2 4-6 Series 3 0 2-4 Series 1 0-2 46
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  46. 46. thx @hursman 49 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mickeyd600/3733532688/
  47. 47. RESOURCES 50 http://www.flickr.com/photos/nzdave/486742731/
  48. 48. Aaron Hursman Dashboard Spy http://aaron.hursman.com http://dashboardspy.com/ Perceptual Edge (Stephen Few) Dashboards by Example http://www.perceptualedge.com/ http://tinyurl.com/6kktla Edward Tufte Many Eyes http://www.edwardtufte.com/ http://tr.im/RU0s BonaVista (MicroCharts) Tableau Software http://www.bonavistasystems.com/ http://tr.im/RTZY Juice Analytics Junk Charts http://juiceanalytics.com/ http://tr.im/RU05 Jorge Camoes Charts Bad Charts & Dashboards http://charts.jorgecamoes.com/ http://tr.im/RU0h Dashboard Insight Dundas Data Visualization http://www.dashboardinsight.com/ http://dundas.com/ 51

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