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How long would it take you to do a visual design mockup of a dashboard (one-page) in say photoshop? This does not include any research related to it. Would you spend one day or more like a week? I am curious of how others estimate time and what is expended in the industry.

closed as primarily opinion-based by Matt Obee, Izhaki, JonW Apr 3 '14 at 5:52

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  • Welcome to ux.stackexchange; your question is impossible to answer as there are too many variables involve. As the help section states - this is a site where ideally a question can have only one correct answer. It is highly likely the question will be closed for being primarily opinion based. – Izhaki Apr 2 '14 at 23:53
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What do you mean by no research? So you already have the wireframes and navigation thought out?

1 week seems really long for just a dashboard. Assuming you already know what direction you want to take it (in terms of color scheme, layout, and typography), I wouldn't spend more than a day. If you have to detail all the interactions for the dashboard, then that would obviously take longer. How long? It depends how complex your dashboard is.

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