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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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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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You always want a semantic hierarchy to your page, so people understand the different elements of a page, including the page itself as a container for all these elements. It gives users context. (Often we talk about visual hierarchy, and how we use that information to derive semantic meaning. In the case of HTML and especially when talking about ...


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If the 'home' page serves an important purpose in its own right and is somewhere that the user is likely to want to return to again and again (and it sounds like your dashboard is exactly that) I would absolutely include an explicit and prominent link back to it just for convenience. To look at it another way, there are no significant UX benefits in not ...


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There is an interesting article written by the Nielson Norman group which discusses the time spent reading which suggests a need for more relevant and appropriate information to retain attention. Whilst not directly appropriate to your question does back up your own experience. Nielson Norman Group Article - How little do users read? Research is thin on ...


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There are two aspects here Do headings help in accessibility : Yes, this is because people with disablites who use screen readers or assertive tools can use shortcuts to quickly jump to headings while scanning content to get an idea of a look and feel of the site and decide on what to read.To quote this webaim article When encountering a lengthy web ...


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I notice that you have both view tabs and edit tabs in the same hierarchy. To most people, tabs organize viewed data into logical sections, not separate different tasks (such as edit meta, description, and images). So your Overview, Stats, and Mods can stay as they are, but the rest of them should be transferred to the Overview pane as buttons or items in a ...


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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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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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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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