Various Dashboard and Data/Information Visualization References (see Metrics page also)
“Say it with Charts” Gene Zelazny (Director of Visual Communications for McKinsey & Company)
Tons of Resources
Great Gallery with Expert Critiques of Design
Dashboard Spy’s .COM Website (see his blog as well)
Dashboards by Example
Enterprise Dashboard Digest
Mockups and Wireframes for Dashboards
Fundamentals of Design for Dashboards
Dashboard Design 101 READ!!
Dashboard Design 101
The Dashboard Demystified – What is a Dashboard
Applying Heuristic Principles to Dashboard Design & Evaluation
Dashboard Design Guidelines
10 Guidelines for KPI Dashboard Design
Dashboard Design – First Step Select a Purpose. Strategic Dashboard, Analytical Dashboard, Operational Dashboard
The Importance of Data Visualization
Preattentive Variables and Dashboard Design READ!
Dashboard Design Tips
Most Common Pitfalls in Dashboard Design
A Guide to Creating Dashboards People Love to Use
7 Tips for Successful Dashboard Design
Dashboard Design Rules: The Do’s and Don’ts
Evolution of a Dashboard Design
Dashboard Design: Design for Parallel Processing
Ask Edward Tufte – Executive Dashboards Thread
Executive Decision Support Systems Thread
Dashboard Design Principles – Must read!
Key Success Factors for a Performance Dashboard July 2007 Good read.
Kimball Group – Design Tips (BI focus, but good stuff on dashboards, design, etc.)
This is really cool. A great overview with examples and application tips for visualziation.
Kent Bauer is the managing director, Performance Management Practice at GRT Corporation in Stamford, CT. He has more than 20 years of experience in managing and developing CRM, database marketing, data mining and data warehousing solutions for the financial, information services, healthcare and CPG industries. Bauer has an MBA in Statistics and an APC in Finance from the Stern Graduate School of Business, New York University. A published author and industry speaker, his recent articles and workshops have focused on KPI development, BI visioning and predictive analytics. Please contact Bauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graph Selection and Presentation
Visuals – Icons, Color, Palette
Dashboard Design – Bullet Graph vrs Bar Chart
Determining your Audience
Business Performance Management Dashboards
What are Performance Dashboards?
Designing Executive Dashboards Pt. 1
Designing Executive Dashboards Pt. 2
Dashboard Design: Key Performance Indicators and Metrics – Choosing the Right Data to Display
Executive Dashboards: An Information Design Approach
KPI Wheel – COOL!
Visualizing Data Resources
Articles and Best Practices Section at Xcelcius
Are you Dense? How Dense to make your Dashboards?
Three Components of an Effective Presentation
The Use (and Misuse) of Gauges
Nine Rules for Using Color in BI Dashboards
Design to Engage – NICE
Design to Engage
Metrics Dashboard Design
Visualizing Dynamic Data
Information Strategy: A Philosophical Blueprint for Building the Executive Dashboard
Practical Rules for Using Color in Charts
User Interface Design Portfolio
The Benefits of Using Background Images
How we designed the FastVue Dashboard
Hands on Graphics
Dashboards for Buildings Some good Human Factors stuff in here!
The Magic Number is 7 (Plus or minus two)
Dashboards vrs. Scorecards
What is the difference between a dashboard and a scorecard? Referring to Wayne Eckerson’s “Performance Dashboards” book (see one of my previous blogs for book details)…
The primary difference between the two is that dashboards monitor the performance of operational processes whereas scorecards chart the progress of tactical and strategic goals. Here’s a table that helps spell out the details…
- Purpose: Measures performance
- Users: Supervisors, specialists
- Updates: Real-time feeds
- Data: Events
- Display: Visual graphs, raw data
- Purpose: Charts progress
- Users: Executives, managers, staff
- Updates: Periodic snapshots
- Data: Summaries
- Display: Visual graphs, text comments
Designing Executive Dashboards Part 1
Designing Executive Dashboards Part 2
Dashboard Design Metrics and KPIs
Excel Based Dashboards
Excel Dashboard Reports
Gauges vs Charts
Learn to Show Business Data That Readers Can Understand
Sparklines in Excel
Excel 2007 Dashboard Capabilities (good post DBS)
Andy Pope Excel Charting Reference
Charts – Great resource, blog and conversations!
Joe Gregorio Sparkline Project
Sparkline PHP Graphing Library
Sparklines for Java
Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology & Visual Design
Dashboards without Barriers Part 1 MUST READ – Great info on Preattentive Variables!!!
Information is Beautiful
A Practical Guide to Designing with Data
Quotes on Design
Dashboard for Controls Design Reference AWESOME introduction to usability and user interface (dashboard) design!! Must read for non-professional in this area!
Human Factors International You Tube Channel
Bad Designs = Examples of Bad User Interfaces
Usernomics – lots of good resources
Situation Awareness Applications to Executive Dashboard Design
Infographics and Data Visualization
Intuitum – Graphics as a Brain Extension This blogs describes ideas, tricks, techniques to use graphics as a tool for expressing ideas, representing data and thinking better
Visualization Techniques and Pitfalls
UI vrs UX
UI vs UX: what’s the difference?
InfoGraphic Visualization Tools
Infographic Maker: 51 Free Tools You Can Use Online
Google Images Search of “Dashboard Executive”
(See vendor watchlist as well)
The Dashboard Company
Essential collection of visualization resources / tools / vendors
BI and Analytics Vendors