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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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A few thoughts: Time-multiplex the data. You can cycle through the sets of statistics, displaying each set for about 10 seconds. That way, you can use the entire screen to show only one set. This is only good if it’s not particularly important for users to see every statistic all the time (e.g., the TV is intended to provide an occasional motivation boost ...


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It sounds like your customer is, like everyone else I know in finance, very much hooked on Excel. It might seem horribly cluttered to you, but this person is likely used to working with giant workbooks containing lots of sheets (accessed by tabs). They rarely want to learn a new workflow, so don't break your head trying to force other solutions on them. ...


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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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If there's a lot of complex interactions where the admin needs to handle but the user doesn't, then what bzav suggested of having two separate views: admin and user is preferable. If there isn't or the devs can't support two separate sections, you can try putting in permission based controls directly on the page. I've worked on a previous project that ...


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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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In SharePoint Online (Office 365) this page is called Service Overview which is the first thing you see on the dashboard (link on the left navigation). If displays all services, their health and planned maintenance. It may be appropriate to your case.


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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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I have a hard time trying to understand what your product is in this case, but I will attempt at an answer anyway. There are plenty of great SaaS products that try to compare you against your competitors. Some of the top companies out there are extremely successful because of one reason. They are FOCUSED. These companies don't try to give you every option ...


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I think the key thing you might not be remembering here is you can created fixed menus that hover above the content. Make a fixed bar on the left with admin tools that only renders for admins. You can include the code in the navigation/header view and just not have it render for regular users. If they need more space, have the toolbar expand out when you ...


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This is an answer based on my comment above. Looking at it from a user's POV, I'd like it if each section was clear and it was easy to read and understand what I can do where. That gives me that idea that you could organise your page into two main sections: current keys (categorised) and generate new keys. Here's a mockup of said design: I think this ...


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This may be altogether wrong, so don't mind it in that case. But I like the way you can control your sessions in facebook (on the URL https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=security&section=sessions&view). There you have control over where you're signed in, when to end it or keep it going. It's not the same as your problem, but having a list like ...


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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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