I am a senior high school student and our research is to create a something that will use java. So we came up with a mobile application, my question is what is the difference between navigation menu and dashboard? Is dashboard also called home page? Hope you can help me. Thankyou!!
The short answer: a dashboard is an extension of a menu.
In computing and telecommunications, a menu is a list of options or commands presented to the user of a computer or communications system. A menu may either be a system's entire user interface, or only part of a more complex one.
A dashboard is a software manifestation of a physical dashboard: a single area to access and control multiple functions of a product, such as your car dashboard. However, by achieving similar functionality, a dashboard could be considered an extended menu. The extension usually comes from data visualization and manipulation: statuses, tables, charts, variety of controls, etc.
A homepage could contain both menus and a dashboard. In the following example, the left-hand column is a menu, while the center view is a dashboard: