How to create a personal dashboard

What is the purpose of the dashboard?

Dashboards are a data visualization tool that allow all users to understand the analytics that matter to their business, department or project. Even for non-technical users, dashboards allow them to participate and understand the analytics process by compiling data and visualizing trends and occurrences.

What does a good dashboard look like?

A good BI dashboard design is one that: Makes the complex simple: we have lots of information, lots of data that changes all the time and different analytical needs and questions. Tells a clear story: we want to be able to connect data to its context in the business and to answer the viewer’s questions.

How can you make the dashboard dynamic?

To create or edit a Salesforce Dynamic Dashboard, navigate to the Dashboards tab, click New Dashboard to create or click on an existing dashboard to edit. First, when building a new dashboard, name it, add a description if you’d like, and select the right folder for proper organization.

What makes a dashboard good or bad?

Dashboards are an effective way to present large volumes of data, in a complex, user friendly manner. They can be a great tool for businesses, but only if they are designed and used correctly.

Why do dashboards fail?

If the information you need is obscured by visual fluff or is delivered in fragments, the dashboard fails. Anything that doesn’t add meaning to the data must be thrown out, especially those flashy visual effects that have become so popular despite their undermining affect on communication.

Are dashboards deceased?

Information dashboards are still very crucial for businesses of all sizes and I don’t see that changing in the foreseeable future. Dashboards aren’t going anywhere. Dashboards are great, and they will always have a place in the world of analytics and BI.

What’s wrong with dashboards?

People only look at things that interest them and one of the most common problems with a dashboard is that it is showing information that is not relevant to the audience. Once you have your audience in mind, try to understand what information they care about and what metrics they use to measure success.