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A dashboard often displays information on present and previous activity and achievements.

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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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How to present a race for the lowest score

We have an energy dashboard in a STEM elementary school. One of the pages is a competition for the most efficient building which starts at 8:00 AM Monday and completes 2:45 Friday. We are currently ...
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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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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 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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How do you decide whether additional information is harmful?

In any primary user interface screen, a designer must find a balance between too little and too much information. Often, adding additional status information is cheap, technically. Therefore, some (...
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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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Whether to display or hide user Account Balance when it is 0?

The project is not related to baking directly but it is related to user payments and orders. Users can place orders and pay for the orders online. Post login, user lands on main dashboard, where ...
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What do you think of gauges to display information in web dashboards?

I'm redesigning a reviewer-type website for college entrance exams - there are different categories such as math, science, english. Students can take as many review quizzes/exams as they want, and ...
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Progress bar for credit card credit

I'm designing a graphical widget to show credit card credit but I'm not sure that the bar moves in the right direction. Currently, as the customer spends their credit, the bar moves from right to ...
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How to make a boring (but very functional) dashboard more interesting and appealing without cluttering it unnessesarily?

I have a simple dashboard for project managers. It's intended to give very basic information, and to give them a "launching point" to get to all the most important things they need to take action on. ...
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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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Displaying information in a dashboard: Advice or references

I have to design a dashboard for managers who need to report to their managers on their areas of responsibility. In the past I have just put counts and line charts over time of what they are ...
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Tips on number formatting for better readability

I'm designing a dashboard. One of the components of the dashboard is a Tile Panel that should display values in different units. The problem is those numbers can be really huge and to make it more ...
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Alternative to dashboard/portal page menu pattern?

Right now our application's opening page is a bunch of buttons vaguely grouped into categories which link to assorted areas of the application. Some of these links bring you to deeper application ...
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Recommended Icon for Dashboard [closed]

Can you recommend me about the icon for the dashboard, I have been looking at http://findicons.com/search/dashboard but get the icons like in the picture below. I feel it's more like clock instead of ...
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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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Testing dashboard prototypes

I will be testing various dashboard ideas on the hospital floor. We are testing for content to see if the info is valuable in real-time. Are there interesting tools / methods that would allow me to ...
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Best way to display graphs and data visualization of multiple variables and complex data in mobile?

I'm struggling with some data visualization for a mental health app. This app evaluates different mental states (lack of pleasure, sadness, focus, Nervousness) via a questionnaire. The questionnaire ...
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How can I show a clear label on this start page without pushing the content vertically?

I'm working on a web app which shows a bunch of charts for how the sales are going. This screenshot is from my startpage. The label I've marked with a red arrow is a label indicating who the sales ...
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tab menu + side panel - how to organize menu and "context menu"

I have a dashboard, with tab menu (tabs over the content) and a side panel with a vertical menu. My question is: I would like to make one menu (tab or side panel) as first level menu and the other ...
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How to arrange columns in a table appropriately?

We are re-designing our dashboard. Currently, all table lists will start with column 1.'ID' then 2.'Name'. The issue is, all users have a name but not all users have Reference ID, especially when ID ...
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Web Based Portal Dashboard - the age old button vs link

I'm very aware and in agreement with the buttons for actions and links for navigation practice but I have come stuck on this design. It is an internal company portal, and this is the dashboard for ...
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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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Is scrolling acceptable in dashboard design?

I am designing a Business dashboard (Financial Product). All info is reachable in a single scroll and primary insights are visible without scroll. As some information below the fold the customer ...
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Scatter plot chart vs code flower (force directed) chart for data visualization

We've got a scatter plot chart which represents some data. Now, the client wants us to replace it with this code flower (force directed) chart. Implementation efforts is not the problem for us, ...
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CMS interfaces: forms based vs click and change?

In regard to CMS interfaces I would say we could split them in 2 main branches [*1]: the ones with a control panel, where you go and usually see a list of pages (blog articles/ecommerce products), ...
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Where should navigation buttons in panel be located?

Currently the action/navigation buttons of my UI project is in the panel-footer (see screenshot), and I'm wondering if that is an intuitive place or if they fit better in the header. Most panels are ...
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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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Developing good UX for handling configurations of multiple objects

I am developing a dashboarding system that lets users drag and drop charts of interest. Some of our users may want to have 4-7 charts on a given page. For each chart, there are certain parameters that ...
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Visualize popular routes/connections

I'm working on a dashboard for regional tourism agencies (both private and governmental). One requirement is to visualize popular connections between points of interest (POI). So for each POI where ...
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Dashboard resources [closed]

We are developing a dashboard for a web application and I wondered if there was a web resource of any do's and don't of dashboard design? I know there are some good books on this subject (which I have ...
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Drop-down Filter - Submit button vs OnChange

I have a dashboard that displays different table data based on a drop-down SELECT field. While I realize it's more efficient for calling the data from the database by having the user have to click a ...
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What's the best way to navigate 300+ food orders in a dashboard?

I'm working on a dashboard for restaurant kitchen. This will handle incoming set meal requests that are initiated on the waiters tablet as they take the customers order. it will be viewed on a tablet ...
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User navigation icons or text based

I am working on a web based hosted CRM personal project which I will release to public ones it is done. My goal is to create a CRM with absolutely zero to none learning or training requirement. To do ...
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Can customisable dashboards in web-apps enhance user experience?

I'm currently in the process of redesigning the dashboard for one of our products. One of the requests I've received so far is that it should be customisable. Instinctively, I oppose the idea as I ...
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How to show that more information is hidden?

I'm creating a dashboard with multiple states of information shown for each item. At this stage, I've got a "quick dashboard" and a "full dashboard". I'm trying to maintain a site-wide style of ...
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How to manage large data sets that need to be displayed on a dashboard?

I have to create a new dashboard for a client. It needs to include a table, two pie charts, and combo column chart. There is A LOT of data that needs to be displayed, causing the page to be very tall ...
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Organizing all the different API key types without going mad

I'm designing a dashboard for a web app that also allows API access. I got stuck while designing the API keys screen (used to generate .. well, API Keys). See, there are 2 different states for API ...
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How do I represent the age/staleness of composite data?

A system has a quantity that is the product of two others: C = A * B Imagine A is an amount in Euro, B is the exchange rate to USD/EUR and C is the equivalent amount in USD. Now, the values of A and B ...
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What is better: A general dashboard area or one area for each context?

I´m working on the UX area of a company that works with a web application suite related with BPM, ECM, PFMEA, and a lot of other "letters". Now we are wornking on the integration, the analysis of the ...
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How to present a view with large number of inputs

I'm developing a dashboard for hotel managament system application. There's a view that allows the user to set prices for room types in different currencies. Sadly, I can't provide any screenshots as ...
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How to deal with records that require no action?

On a transaction administration page, users can view what they are buying and what they are selling. The main tabs shows both records, each one with a distinguish tag that seperate buying/selling as ...
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What is the name of this dashboard UI element?

I've seen many dashboards or statistics pages/screens to have some kind of "dashboard header" in which larger text or graphics are present. They are designed to give an overview of important ...
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How to decrease a cognitive load on a dashboard component?

Any suggestions on how I can decrease the cognitive load on the example below? The development, benchmark, and amount of comments regarding each question are equally important for the user. I think ...
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What is a good way to position chart elements on a dashboard?

I'm designing some dashboards for a client who will see sliced and diced versions of data based on a lot of parameters. I plan to give him a Pie Chart, Bar Graph and a Table on the same dashboard. ...
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Alternatives to pie charts in a table

We've got an application where we want to show parts-of-a-whole data in a table with multiple rows. The current table design has a small number of rows (4-8). Each contains text and numbers plus a pie ...
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How to best represent scheduling information for a manufacturing dashboard

I'm working on the design of a manufacturing dashboard to track the status of various "jobs" as they make their way through various manufacturing processes. I'm trying to develop a creative way of ...
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Representing asset expiration and rating in a single dashboard

We're presently going through introducing a new concept into an existing customer facing dashboard. At present customers are used to navigating their assets by using a site-wide "rating". This is ...

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