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In general, "dashboards" that consist of lots of visual charts/graphs/dials/gauges: are something management LOVES are rarely all that useful At most, I'd suggest looking at color as a strong indicator of status. At least that has some typical relevance (uh oh, it's red! Who do I yell at!?) Beyond that, though, stick with communicating data rather than ...


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Break down what the purpose is. It is to show a lot of different categorized scores right? Should they be able to compare each one to the other easily? This circle layout makes that very difficult by putting the spread out so far from one another as well as changing the orientation of the type so many times that it is dizzying. Start with the goals and ...


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You could graphically lay out the calculation so that users understand what is going on: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I don't find the sigma symbol is well understood--you likely have space for a label like "Sum of Actuals" if that's needed.


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I totally agree with dennislees' comment. What I want to add is, it seems to me that you do not have a clear 'user scenario' or 'set of requirements'. If you ask the analyst, or the person who is making the requests, to prepare a set of scenarios and requirements, then work on it together for 1,5; you will be able reach a clear hierarchy of filters as well ...


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Nothing. Light or dark dashboards are more of trends in specific areas, such as Business Intelligence. The industry have moved from light dashboard to dark dashboard without a clear spence of what it may or may not communicate to users. Instead dashboard developers say two things matter: mobile devices and competitors. Not communication with users. ...


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I think that analysis is a broad subject and anything can be analyzed. The main point of analyzing is to have a valuable information after analyzing process. Especially, in real time businesses, some analysis may have influence on the user actions. In these cases, I think that the information should be close to action page and component itself (if you are ...



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