Dashboard Design for real time situation awareness

Why are dashboards so important?

Dashboards are possibly my most favorite interfaces, they are driven by mutable data, oftentimes they have to be just a single screen and convey something insightful to the users.


When I look at a dashboard, I don’t just see the colors they use or the types of graphs they utilize but try to trace back to how they must have decided what information is most important to the users when they use a specific dashboard.


The presentation below aims to educate on how one can design a better dashboard, one that cuts the crap and enables quick decision making in everyday and emergency situations.