I'm currently working on redesigning a research data dashboard. I'm facing a decision on how to handle the initial data load for a specific type of data that dates back couple of years. I have two options in mind:
Empty State: This option would not display any visualizations initially. Instead, it would guide/inform the user with a clear call to action.
Partial Data: This option involves rendering data covering the past few months to a year on the initial load.
The primary objective of this dashboard is to allow users to drill down into data for a specific company while applying various filters. Currently, we load all the data when a user accesses the dashboard. However, I have concerns about this approach, as it could potentially overwhelm users with a vast amount of information.
I'm seeking advice on the best approach to ensure a user-friendly experience while still allowing users to access the data they need effectively. looking to get some insights and suggestions, greatly appreciated."