Examples of sites w/ dashboard info

20 Nov 2008 - 5:16pm
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ELISABETH HUBERT
2007

Hi all,

I'm trying to come up with some ideas on how to present a user's status
quickly. I'm looking to show information such as how many calories a user is
allowed today and all week and how much of each stat is remaining. Are there
any sites that show numerical status that anyone can think of? Any help
would be great!

Thanks!
Lis
http://www.elisabethhubert.com

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21 Nov 2008 - 8:52am
AJ Kock
2007

I am not exactly sure what you are looking for, but you might try
http://customize.org/. There you will find numerous visualisations on
text, numbers, graphs, etc.

21 Nov 2008 - 10:23am
Mike Padgett
2008

Dashboards are commonly and often best exemplified in things like business intelligence apps, but it's clear that this kind of data's not just going to be whizzing around the public Internet.

As a result, it's needle in a haystack time. Alex Kirtland wrote a good article (sans pretty pictures) at http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/executive_dashboards back in 2003 but it's scratching the surface of a huge and, in terms of concrete examples, obscure place whose citizens are most definitely "off-world".

If you can grab a look at Stephen Few's "Information Dashboard Design" (O'Reilly), it orbits several miles above anything I've read online, in terms of trying to figure out the best method to visualise a particular dataset and then how to put the collection together.

The writing's as dry as a bone but totally on point and the book's certainly one of those special few that can alter your perceptions of a particular subject quite fundamentally.

Bonne chance!

Mike Padgett
www.mikepadgett.com

21 Nov 2008 - 12:22pm
Lucilla
2008

A comprehensive review of Stephen Few's "Information Dashboard Design" was
published on the UX Matters website in 2007. You can check it out here:
http://www.uxmatters.com/MT/archives/000182.php

cheers,
Lucilla Madamba
http://www.linkedin.com/in/lucilla

On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 10:23 AM, Mike Padgett <mike.padgett at fincaso.com>wrote:

> Dashboards are commonly and often best exemplified in things like business
> intelligence apps, but it's clear that this kind of data's not just going to
> be whizzing around the public Internet.
>
> As a result, it's needle in a haystack time. Alex Kirtland wrote a good
> article (sans pretty pictures) at
> http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/executive_dashboards back in 2003 but
> it's scratching the surface of a huge and, in terms of concrete examples,
> obscure place whose citizens are most definitely "off-world".
>
> If you can grab a look at Stephen Few's "Information Dashboard Design"
> (O'Reilly), it orbits several miles above anything I've read online, in
> terms of trying to figure out the best method to visualise a particular
> dataset and then how to put the collection together.
>
> The writing's as dry as a bone but totally on point and the book's
> certainly one of those special few that can alter your perceptions of a
> particular subject quite fundamentally.
>
> Bonne chance!
>
> Mike Padgett
> www.mikepadgett.com
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22 Nov 2008 - 5:08am
milan
2005

another good resource for dashboard assembly in dynamic,
mashup/composite or portal environments is the article series of joe
lamantia on b&a. especially if you need a modular framework to support
personalization.
http://boxesandarrows.com/view/the-challenge-of

and a plug:
we laid out a rough ixd development process for executive dashboards,
trying to include best practices from our client projects.
http://guenther.cx/index.php/a.information+dashboards

I second the recommendations of Few's book, furthermore he published
another one about information graohics: show me the numbers, designing
tables and graphs to enlighten, which goes a lot deeper in the actual
visual information representation.

milan

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22 Nov 2008 - 5:09am
milan
2005

forgot to mention one important resource:
there also the dashboard spy with a lot of real world examples!
http://dashboardspy.wordpress.com/

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24 Nov 2008 - 1:47pm
ELISABETH HUBERT
2007

Thanks everyone for the very helpful advice! If there are more ideas
keep 'em coming pleassssssssssssse.

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25 Nov 2008 - 8:20pm
Chan FoongYeen
2008

You can preview the book above mentioned *Information Dashboard Design ** By
Stephen Few *in Google Book Search at this link
http://books.google.com/books?id=NomqOzZfHqoC

You might want to search some examples from the industrial control. The
industry uses a lot of dashboard design to display the numbers at the glance
for the operator.

Regards,
CHAN

On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 2:47 AM, ELISABETH HUBERT <ehubert22 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Thanks everyone for the very helpful advice! If there are more ideas
> keep 'em coming pleassssssssssssse.
>
>
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22 Nov 2008 - 9:24pm
Anonymous

Here's an interesting example of a dashboard:

http://dashboard.imamuseum.org/

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