I’ve written before about the great executive dashboard design team at Dundas a provider of charts, maps and gauges for .net based digital dashboards. See their work at this executive dashboard gallery. Today’s enterprise dashboard screenshot review is based on their recent work on an airline executive management dashboard system. If it seems to you that everyone does an airline executive dashboard, you are right. There was a business intelligence dashboard competition a while back that asked entrants to design a dashboard for airline management – hence the proliferation of airline dashboards. So, here are some more airline management dashboards. I am a sucker for nice graphics, so I particularly like the approach of the following screenshots. The demo is available online so check out the summary screen, the sales dashboard, the operations dashboard and the finances dashboard for yourself.
Homework: The best way to make sure that your dashboard is a success is to really pay attention to the design phase of the project. Well worth studying is this lavishly illustrated book, Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data.
So what or who is The Dashboard Spy? As his about page states, The Dashboard Spy is just a guy interested in the design of enterprise dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books (or even screenshots of real business dashboards) and so set about creating his own. Finally convinced to post his extensive collection of dashboard screenshots online, he was amazed to find how popular it has become. If you have a digital dashboard, balanced scorecard, or any business intelligence graphic to share, send an email to info _at_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s books on enterprise dashboards. His current favorite is Enterprise Dashboards: Design and Best Practices for IT, the only book on actually implementing executive dashboards.
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