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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.

A dashboard refers to a design pattern or concept that originated from the way that information is laid out and displayed on the dashboard of a car. The dashboard displays important and useful information that can be used by the driver to make decisions, such as the current speed and the condition of the engine.

On the web, and in the usability field, a dashboard often displays information from one or more datasets in modules that can show the information in different ways, such as charts or stylized numerical values or even text.