Developing Effective Data Dashboards
Primer on a process and tips in developing a data dashboard
The best dashboards give health centers actionable information at their fingertips, and use great design practices to focus a user’s attention on the most important information on the page. If you’re embarking on the process of designing a new dashboard with data you already have (or plan to collect), a bit of advance planning can set you up for success in how your dashboard is used for decisionmaking. This is a practical guide to developing your dashboard including common pitfalls in the design process. Included is a summary table of the pros and cons of commonly used dashboard tools such as Excel, Tableau, and Power BI to assist in assessing and choosing an appropriate dashboard tool.