Need help for Dashboard Design

27 Jul 2006 - 5:11pm
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Narayan Kansal UM
2006

Hello all,

I am designing a Dashboard for keeping track of trainings that users have to
go through. The dashboard has 4 modules. I am using red, yellow, and green
colored rounds to show status. Can I make the legend circles smaller so that
users focus more attention on the their staus circle? What do you think?

Moreover, if you can point me to some resources on Dashboard design that
would be great.

Thanks,
Narayan Kansal

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27 Jul 2006 - 11:14pm
Austin Govella
2004

On 7/27/06, Narayan Kansal UM <kansaln at umich.edu> wrote:
> I am using red, yellow, and green
> colored rounds to show status. Can I make the legend circles smaller so that
> users focus more attention on the their staus circle? What do you think?

A little color, used well, goes a long way. More importantly, the
color indicators should not draw more attention than the most
important information you're communicating.

In your case, the module name is the most important item. Users should
have their eyes drawn to the module name before they scan to determine
their status (as indicated by the colors.)

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28 Jul 2006 - 3:38am
milan
2005

hi

I just read a book about that, and found it quite enlightning.
http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/0596100167/403-1348289-3965269

I made a very simple tangible interface for information dashboards at my
university, if someone is interested please let me know.

regards from hot France
milan

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From: Narayan Kansal UM kansaln at umich.edu
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 17:11:21 -0500
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Subject: [IxDA Discuss] Need help for Dashboard Design

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Hello all,

I am designing a Dashboard for keeping track of trainings that users have to
go through. The dashboard has 4 modules. I am using red, yellow, and green
colored rounds to show status. Can I make the legend circles smaller so that
users focus more attention on the their staus circle? What do you think?

Moreover, if you can point me to some resources on Dashboard design that
would be great.

Thanks,
Narayan Kansal
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28 Jul 2006 - 6:25am
Dan Brown
2004

Another great resource is the Dashboard Spy[1], which has screenshots
of various dashboards. Might serve as inspiration...

[1] http://dashboardspy.wordpress.com/

-- Dan

On 7/28/06, milan at guenther.cx <milan at guenther.cx> wrote:
> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
>
> hi
>
> I just read a book about that, and found it quite enlightning.
> http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/0596100167/403-1348289-3965269
>
> I made a very simple tangible interface for information dashboards at my
> university, if someone is interested please let me know.
>
> regards from hot France
> milan
>
>
>
> Original Message:
> -----------------
> From: Narayan Kansal UM kansaln at umich.edu
> Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 17:11:21 -0500
> To: discuss at ixda.org
> Subject: [IxDA Discuss] Need help for Dashboard Design
>
>
> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
>
> Hello all,
>
> I am designing a Dashboard for keeping track of trainings that users have to
> go through. The dashboard has 4 modules. I am using red, yellow, and green
> colored rounds to show status. Can I make the legend circles smaller so that
> users focus more attention on the their staus circle? What do you think?
>
> Moreover, if you can point me to some resources on Dashboard design that
> would be great.
>
> Thanks,
> Narayan Kansal
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