Great post. I'm hoping to see greater design practices evolving for dashboard creation as the tech (and business use of them) grows.
Too many times I've seen everything bar the kitchen sink (and sometimes the sink as well) being thrown at the one dashboard. All that leads to is information overload and the dashboard gets consigned to BI purgatory.
Keeping it simple and to the point is half of the battle but easier said than done when a committee room full of interested parties start chipping in with their demands.
I have seen many a dashboard in BI purgatory. It is sad when you realize that there are hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on each of these dashboards that just overwhelm the end-user.
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