I am designing a web application and I recently have been faced with a problem. The problem is that I am confused which method to use or which method is better to use. First let me give you a little information about the web app. The web application is management related, the main user can manage different categories in the web app (this is all I can say about the web application, sorry). Here are my options:
I have two options:
I can create one dashboard, which holds the information about all the categories in general and when you go inside a category you can see the general information just for that specific category.
The user can switch between categories, that means that every category has its own dashboard which shows the general information just for that single category.
Each category holds qualitative and quantitative data, so yes it would be possible to create a dashboard for just one category and leave the option to switch between categories. Also, there wouldn't be a problem if we would go with the other option, which would be a single dashboard which shows the general information about all the categories but than you could click in one category and you could see the general information about just that one category. Soo, my question is should I let the user switch between categories which means a dashboard per category or should I create one dashboard for all the categories but with the option of accessing the information by clicking on a category. Which is more intuitive?