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Designing for a real-time data dashboard

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A case study of the work that went into designing a real-time data dashboard for chartbeat.com, presented at the O'Reilly Web 2.0 conference in New York, NY 2010.

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Designing for a real-time data dashboard

  1. 1. Designing for a real-time data dashboard Neil Wehrle, betaworks
  2. 2. Today’s talk <ul><li>A brief history </li></ul><ul><li>Who has time for real-time? </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time needs context </li></ul><ul><li>Making data actionable </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul>
  3. 3. A brief history of chartbeat
  4. 6. Early explorations
  5. 8. Lessons learned
  6. 9. First version
  7. 10. Reflect and analyze
  8. 11. What did we learn? <ul><li>Who’s got time for real-time? </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time data needs context </li></ul><ul><li>Make the data actionable </li></ul>
  9. 12. Short demo
  10. 13. Who’s got time for real-time?
  11. 14. Chartbeat users are busy people
  12. 15. Sketches
  13. 16. All on the same page
  14. 17. Pivot points
  15. 18. Real-time needs context
  16. 19. What does history look like? <ul><li>History of what? </li></ul><ul><li>Depth, breadth, fidelity? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you put it all? </li></ul>
  17. 21. Primary focus is still real-time
  18. 22. Making data actionable
  19. 23. Finding it right away How many people are on my site? What are they doing? Where did they come from?
  20. 24. Counting visitors
  21. 25. Choosing chart types
  22. 26. Conventional vs. custom
  23. 27. * Bling *
  24. 28. Next steps

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