Category: Layout & Design

How to develop your dashboard design process

When you spend a lot of time building dashboards, you tend to develop an approach or ways that make it easy to create the next one. After a while, you realize there are always ways to improve your design process in general. A while ago, I wrote a blog post about implementing the best practices in your dashboards. …

Implementing best practices in your dashboards

The goal of a dashboard is to provide business users with an easy way to gain valuable insight into their business or operation. Instead of pouring over tons of data, reports or pages, the dashboard provides you with a summary that quickly answers your business questions and tracks key metrics.   I found this cool …

Lessons Learned from Tableau’s Recent Iron Viz Feeder Competition

Ever watched the TV show Iron Chef?  3 contestants square off in an epic kitchen battle using the same ingredients, their imaginations, and a 60-minute time limit.  Their work and creativity is then judged by a panel of experts.  The pressure is intense, feedback can be brutal, and pretty much no one can beat Bobby …

Tableau Pro Tip: Better Dashboard Layouts

Tableau has many amazing tools to visually show insight, but without us crafting a readable layout of our charts, it could leave your boss scratching his head attempting to decipher your dashboard. By following this simple trick you can start building more readable dashboards today. This design principle is entitled the “The Golden Ratio,” also …