Virtual Event Recap: Dashboard Visual Design Tips


Virtual Event Recap: Dashboard Visual Design Tips

This month’s virtual Lunch & Learn covered five tips for dashboard visual design.

Visual analytics is the art of telling the story of your data in the most effective way. We covered five essential tips to make your dashboards more engaging and, ultimately, more effective.

Five Tips on Dashboard Visual Design

In the video below, you’ll learn about:

  1. Exploring your data – the importance of jumping into Tableau and getting a feel for your data, its limitations and caveats, as well as the potential stories it has to tell
  2. Finding the story – understanding your goal, audience and constraints around devices, screen sizes and accessibility in order to ensure you’re building a dashboard that’s fit for purpose
  3. Wireframing – how getting out of Tableau can enhance creativity, communication and optimisation, as well as how you can leverage structure, pre-attentive attributes and smart chart choices to tell a clear and compelling story
  4. Focusing the design – simple tricks around white space, labelling and colour use that can make serious improvements to your dashboard
  5. Iterating – the importance of iterating, including how to give and receive effective feedback

Keep the learning going with the following resources:

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