Creating dashboards that resonate with your users can be a challenge. The pit crew needs stats on current standing, predictive wear out, and function. The ops team needs to understand burn on budget, marketing details, and expected repair costs. If you’re delivering the wrong data, your crew has no idea what to do with it. If people aren’t going for the same “win”, you’ve wasted your time. Wireframing dashboards is quickly becoming the optimal method to create dashboards that are valuable, actionable and insightful BEFORE development starts.
By taking a practical approach to enterprise dashboard design, you can ensure your dashboards bring value to the business and allow actionable insights for the users. Through a tried and tested process that consists of user/stakeholder interviews, workshops, design and data visualization best practices, the resulting dashboard is one that meets the goals of the business while supporting the users.
Formula 1 isn’t exciting because cars drive around a track. The excitement is in the speed, the stories and rivalries, your teams and drivers, the new tech (and the danger). Likewise, dashboards aren’t interesting because they’re full of data. They’re interesting because they tell the story of your business – and let you drive it harder and faster.
Storytelling with data can be hard, but it's an effective tool to both communicate with your audience and persuade users to act. This training reveals how to formulate a simple narrative arc for your dashboard, starting at the navigation level and ending with user action. Creating the proper story starts with knowing your audience, including their pain points and needs.
We’ve taken the guesswork out of how to layout the enterprise dashboard. Our dashboard template is based on the solid foundation hundreds of real-world operational dashboards. It provides the canvas to tell stories with your data.
There’s not much point seeing data if you can act on it when you need to. That action needs to be clear and intuitive. By associating an action with each chart the potential to change behavior is much increased.
By having a questions-first approach, rather than flooding the dashboard with data, you ensure that you’re creating an asset with true business value – it’s part of the design process. Priority is given to solving business problems and answering questions.
The important part of your dashboard is the information that you learn and action on – not the technology you’re using. That’s why we’ve made sure the outputs of the process can be easily replicated in all the main dashboard tools including Tableau, Qlik and Power BI.