Numerous data visualisations are developed everyday which see little to no use and result in no impact. Producing effective, actionable dashboards require an appropriate design mindset and the correct business engagement.
- Specific end user in mind
- Purpose for user to use dashboard
- Action for them to take in mind
- Action-orientated design concepts:
--- Reduce time to comprehend (KISS)
--- Hierarchy to structure flow of analysis
--- Flagging the priority points
--- Context to prevent conflation
--- Details to support action
Develop the design mindset to create data viz that results in action and change. For end users ranging from employees that work on the operations floor to the C suite, enable data-driven decision making and change throughout all levels the business with your work. Move away from simply "wowing" your audience to calling your end users to action.