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Designing a New Data Dashboard


The best dashboards give targeted audiences actionable information at their fingertips, and use great design practices to focus a user’s attention on the most important information on the page. If you’re embarking on the process of designing a new dashboard with data you already have (or plan to collect), a bit of advance planning can set you up for success in how your dashboard is used for decision-making.

In this guide, we break down designing a dashboard into a series of steps and share considerations about dashboard designers and users; user requirements gathering; common pitfalls in dashboard design and how to avoid them; dashboard software for consideration; and recommended reading to dig deeper into dashboard design. JSI, 2018.

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