A dashboard often displays information on present and previous activity and achievements.

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What are arguments against the usage of a ticker / marquee on websites?

I was recently asked to add a ticker (with daily updates) to one of our HTML-based dashboards. (A ticker would be text scrolling through the screen. In the past you could achieve something like that ...
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What are techniques for showing a future state on an empty dashboard?

I am working on a new web application that will have a user dashboard displaying lots of great information with charts, notifications, alerts, etc. The actual data populating the charts will not be ...
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How do you decide whether additional information is harmful?

In any primary user interface screen, a designer must find a balance between too little and too much information. Often, adding additional status information is cheap, technically. Therefore, some (...
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Reference books for data visualisation and dashboard design [closed]

Please could you recommend some reference texts or other resources concerned with business data visualisation and dashboard design. There's Information Dashboard Design by Stephen Few on Amazon but ...
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Whether to display or hide user Account Balance when it is 0?

The project is not related to baking directly but it is related to user payments and orders. Users can place orders and pay for the orders online. Post login, user lands on main dashboard, where ...
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What do you think of gauges to display information in web dashboards?

I'm redesigning a reviewer-type website for college entrance exams - there are different categories such as math, science, english. Students can take as many review quizzes/exams as they want, and ...
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Progress bar for credit card credit

I'm designing a graphical widget to show credit card credit but I'm not sure that the bar moves in the right direction. Currently, as the customer spends their credit, the bar moves from right to ...
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Recommended Icon for Dashboard [closed]

Can you recommend me about the icon for the dashboard, I have been looking at http://findicons.com/search/dashboard but get the icons like in the picture below. I feel it's more like clock instead ...
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How to make a boring (but very functional) dashboard more interesting and appealing without cluttering it unnessesarily?

I have a simple dashboard for project managers. It's intended to give very basic information, and to give them a "launching point" to get to all the most important things they need to take action on. ...
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What is the best way to create an eye-catching display of numeric values in a web page?

I am going to design a management level monitoring page for displaying some sums and counts. No interaction is allowed and it will be used as a monitoring page on a big LCD in the managers view. The ...
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Displaying information in a dashboard: Advice or references

I have to design a dashboard for managers who need to report to their managers on their areas of responsibility. In the past I have just put counts and line charts over time of what they are ...
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Landing page vs Home page

We are currently having a "discussion" in our company about Home pages. We have some users who express the opinion that "The home page should always be the home page, and never change". Thus, when a ...
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Is multistability a good thing on a donut?

Current I'm reviewing an email application that currently has the following chart on the dashboard, where the default state is the left one (contacts), and the second state appear on right after ...
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Alternative to dashboard/portal page menu pattern?

Right now our application's opening page is a bunch of buttons vaguely grouped into categories which link to assorted areas of the application. Some of these links bring you to deeper application ...
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Testing dashboard prototypes

I will be testing various dashboard ideas on the hospital floor. We are testing for content to see if the info is valuable in real-time. Are there interesting tools / methods that would allow me to ...
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Web Based Portal Dashboard - the age old button vs link

I'm very aware and in agreement with the buttons for actions and links for navigation practice but I have come stuck on this design. It is an internal company portal, and this is the dashboard for ...
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How to determine how many widgets is too many widgets?

Following on from my last question, we're working on a UX design for an application. Once logged in, the user is confronted with a dashboard, something in a similar vein to this; just more complex and ...
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CMS interfaces: forms based vs click and change?

In regard to CMS interfaces I would say we could split them in 2 main branches [*1]: the ones with a control panel, where you go and usually see a list of pages (blog articles/ecommerce products), ...
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Best way to display graphs and data visualization of multiple variables and complex data in mobile?

I'm struggling with some data visualization for a mental health app. This app evaluates different mental states (lack of pleasure, sadness, focus, Nervousness) via a questionnaire. The questionnaire ...
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Drop-down Filter - Submit button vs OnChange

I have a dashboard that displays different table data based on a drop-down SELECT field. While I realize it's more efficient for calling the data from the database by having the user have to click a ...
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User navigation icons or text based

I am working on a web based hosted CRM personal project which I will release to public ones it is done. My goal is to create a CRM with absolutely zero to none learning or training requirement. To do ...
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Can customisable dashboards in web-apps enhance user experience?

I'm currently in the process of redesigning the dashboard for one of our products. One of the requests I've received so far is that it should be customisable. Instinctively, I oppose the idea as I ...
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User Profile Dashboard Design [closed]

I am trying to create a user profile dashboard for an application I am building using CakePHP. However, I am struggling to wrap my brain around a good layout/design for it. Basically, I am looking to ...
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Organizing all the different API key types without going mad

I'm designing a dashboard for a web app that also allows API access. I got stuck while designing the API keys screen (used to generate .. well, API Keys). See, there are 2 different states for API ...
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What is better: A general dashboard area or one area for each context?

I´m working on the UX area of a company that works with a web application suite related with BPM, ECM, PFMEA, and a lot of other "letters". Now we are wornking on the integration, the analysis of the ...
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How to present a view with large number of inputs

I'm developing a dashboard for hotel managament system application. There's a view that allows the user to set prices for room types in different currencies. Sadly, I can't provide any screenshots as ...
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How to deal with records that require no action?

On a transaction administration page, users can view what they are buying and what they are selling. The main tabs shows both records, each one with a distinguish tag that seperate buying/selling as ...
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Is scrolling acceptable in dashboard design?

I am designing a Business dashboard (Financial Product). All info is reachable in a single scroll and primary insights are visible without scroll. As some information below the fold the customer ...
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Dashboard resources [closed]

We are developing a dashboard for a web application and I wondered if there was a web resource of any do's and don't of dashboard design? I know there are some good books on this subject (which I have ...
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What is a good way to position chart elements on a dashboard?

I'm designing some dashboards for a client who will see sliced and diced versions of data based on a lot of parameters. I plan to give him a Pie Chart, Bar Graph and a Table on the same dashboard. ...
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tab menu + side panel - how to organize menu and “context menu”

I have a dashboard, with tab menu (tabs over the content) and a side panel with a vertical menu. My question is. i would like to make one menu (tab or side panel) as first level menu and the other ...
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Alternatives to pie charts in a table

We've got an application where we want to show parts-of-a-whole data in a table with multiple rows. The current table design has a small number of rows (4-8). Each contains text and numbers plus a pie ...
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How to best represent scheduling information for a manufacturing dashboard

I'm working on the design of a manufacturing dashboard to track the status of various "jobs" as they make their way through various manufacturing processes. I'm trying to develop a creative way of ...
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Order of buttons when on the right of the page

I've been going through various posts on this board to clarify my doubts but I haven't found anything yet. As I understand, there are 3 methods of positioning buttons, by importance of the action. ...
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Top menu vs Side menu on dashboard

I'm designing an admin dashboard and this came to my mind. Should I use a side menu or a top menu? Why? What's the main difference for the user experience? When using a top menu it looks more ...
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Is labeling my button as “Back” too general?

I have an application that has a variety of different panels on it (similar to a dashboard of sorts) and I'm struggling with how to inform my users about a specific Back button and how to label it. ...
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Effectiveness of Dashboard in relation to time on site

Is there any research/insight to dashboard effectiveness? In my personal experience I do not spend lot of time reading through different content on the website. Lot of things depends on the dynamic ...
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Is there a name for page that contains system status and pending tasks overview?

We are working on the design of a CMS to manage webstores. We need to define a name for the home page or start screen of the webstore CMS. Based on user research, we decided that this page will ...
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Dashboard vs tabs on mobile UIs

Are there any particular guidelines about when to use tabs on a mobile interface as against yelp style category buttons(Dashboard) on the landing screen? Yelp style category buttons(Dashboard): http:...
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What do dark and light dashboards communicate to users?

There are a couple of closely related answers about this on here, but none that gets to the question I'm asking. Outside of a what a user brings to a design (preconceptions, mental models, etc.) ...
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Is it a good idea to allow drag and drop items to be dragged from a slide-in menu?

We're developing a dashboard, and now we have a fullscreen dashboard that includes a sliding menu (which is invisible from start) with chart types to drag and drop onto the dashboard. When user ...
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How to user test a redesign?

In some website projects, you are testing whether users can complete specific functionality. For example, with a shopping cart I can measure the percentage of users that complete checkout, the amount ...
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3-state control on/off/suspended

I’m creating a prototype for a system which will give the user to control a specific feature in the system by switching it on and off. To control the feature we have a 3-state control: on off ...
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Design for a scatter plot graph

I am designing a data vis platform and there are two primary form factors of the graphs, large and small. In designing these graphs, I'm trying to avoid the terminal ugliness of most platforms while ...
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Do all screens need headings?

Trying to understand a particular element of standards and best-practices. I'm tasked with designing a new dashboard for an internal system (note: SEO is not part of the equation; security ...
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Switching between dashboards vs. having one dashboard

I am designing a web application and I recently have been faced with a problem. The problem is that I am confused which method to use or which method is better to use. First let me give you a little ...
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Displaying a couple of independent tables with different loading times

I have a webapp dashboard with a couple of tables (around 6 tables with a fixed order that usually does not fit on page without scrolling down the page). Tables are filled out with data provided from ...
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Wireframing hardware dashboards/control panels - best practice

For an upcoming customer project, I will be dealing with control center UI, including visualization on-screen software, but also hardware control panels and dashboards. The project emphasizes on ...
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How to make specific “Take action” buttons or blocks?

Let me explain what I need... I have a dashboard for transportation companies. In that dashboard, we have info about the user and all the invoices that he made: the ones that he has to correct ...
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What is the best way to display results of a user satisfaction survey?

I have a user satisfaction survey with 3 'emojis' as options. They display 'sad', 'neutral' and 'happy'. I'm looking for a way to display the results of those in a dashboard. Are there any things I ...