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A dashboard is a design pattern or concept that focuses on the display of data in a clear and concise way to draw the user's attention to the most important information when making decisions. It usually consists of one or more modules containing information from a dataset arranged in a way to show their relationships to each other.

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Best way to show an "unactivated" part of an app?

I've got a dashboard that shows both active and unactivated parts of an app (users opt in to a service). Is there any standard for the best way to show an element/section is unactivated? Any way to ...
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Landing page vs Home page

We are currently having a "discussion" in our company about Home pages. We have some users who express the opinion that "The home page should always be the home page, and never change". Thus, when a ...
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What are arguments against the usage of a ticker / marquee on websites?

I was recently asked to add a ticker (with daily updates) to one of our HTML-based dashboards. (A ticker would be text scrolling through the screen. In the past you could achieve something like that ...
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Top menu vs Side menu on dashboard

I'm designing an admin dashboard and this came to my mind. Should I use a side menu or a top menu? Why? What's the main difference for the user experience? When using a top menu it looks more ...
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What are techniques for showing a future state on an empty dashboard?

I am working on a new web application that will have a user dashboard displaying lots of great information with charts, notifications, alerts, etc. The actual data populating the charts will not be ...
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Reference books for data visualisation and dashboard design [closed]

Please could you recommend some reference texts or other resources concerned with business data visualisation and dashboard design. There's Information Dashboard Design by Stephen Few on Amazon but ...
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What is the best way to create an eye-catching display of numeric values in a web page?

I am going to design a management level monitoring page for displaying some sums and counts. No interaction is allowed and it will be used as a monitoring page on a big LCD in the managers view. The ...
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Is multistability a good thing on a donut?

Current I'm reviewing an email application that currently has the following chart on the dashboard, where the default state is the left one (contacts), and the second state appear on right after ...
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How to determine how many widgets is too many widgets?

Following on from my last question, we're working on a UX design for an application. Once logged in, the user is confronted with a dashboard, something in a similar vein to this; just more complex and ...
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User Profile Dashboard Design [closed]

I am trying to create a user profile dashboard for an application I am building using CakePHP. However, I am struggling to wrap my brain around a good layout/design for it. Basically, I am looking to ...
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Is there a difference between a blank state as a new user and an existing user with no active content?

I'm working on a dashboard where there may be a delay in populating content (charts) when an account is first set up. With this scenario, I have created blank states as well as a message that informs ...
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Purpose of Screen Recording

I am conducting a usability test of my web application for my research. It's a one-page analytical dashboard. The question is, will I get any useful data from screen recording during the test? ...
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How to manage a dashboard displaying resources production/consumption?

Let me explain the context. The user has a list of Factories. Each Factory produce 1 to 5 Resources. For producing a resource, the factory consume 1 to 3 resources. I need to give an overview of all ...
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