100 Habits of Successful Graphic Designers: Insider Secrets by Josh Berger, Sarah Dougher, Plazm

By Josh Berger, Sarah Dougher, Plazm

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Thirteen visual design problems are frequently found in dashboards, including in the examples featured as exemplary by software vendors.  And don't assume that you can look to your software vendor for helpif they have the necessary design talent, they're doing a great job of hiding it.  Let's use some of these examples to examine design that doesn't work and learn why it doesn't.  I hope that seeing their work used to illustrate poor dashboard design will serve as a wake‐up call to start paying attention to the features that really matter.

Without the value labels, you would only be able to discern that opportunities rated as "Fair" represent the largest group, those rated as "Field Sales: 2‐Very High" represent a miniscule group, and the other ratings groups are roughly equal in size.  This example shows that even when they are used correctly to present parts of a whole, pie charts are difficult to interpret accurately. Figure 3‐11 displays the same data as Figure 3‐10, this time using a horizontal bar graph that can be interpreted much more efficiently and accurately.

Fragmenting data that should be seen together is a mistake.  This would be fine if the executives wouldn't benefit from seeing these various measures together, but that is hardly the case.  This dashboard fragments the data in a way that undermines the viewer's ability to see meaningful relationships.  A banking executive needs to see these measures together in a way that enables comparisons to understand how they relate to and influence one another. Splitting the big picture into a series of separate small pictures is a mistake whenever seeing the big picture is worthwhile.

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