Now that you're familiar with some of the science behind dashboard design, it's time to take a look at a few strategies you can employ to create effective displays. The guiding principle in dashboard design should always be simplicity: display the data as clearly and simply as possible, and avoid unnecessary and distracting decoration.
Characteristics of a well-designed dashboard
Reducing the non-data pixels
Enhancing the data pixels
In earlier chapters, we concentrated on what doesn't work. Now it's time to shift our focus to what does, beginning with the design process itself the goals and steps necessary to produce dashboards that inform rapidly with impeccable clarity.
Clarifying the Vision
Variations in Dashboard Uses and Data
Thirteen Common Mistakes in Dashboard Design
Tapping into the Power of Visual Perception
Eloquence Through Simplicity
Effective Dashboard Display Media
Designing Dashboards for Usability
Putting It All Together