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Creating Stunning Dashboards with QlikView by Swizec Teller

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Layout and distribution

Well-designed applications always present the data in an ordered and logical manner. They usually follow a pattern that lets the user see the high-level KPIs first and then—as the situation demands it—presents a more detailed view of the data. A great reference in this regard is Qlik's DAR methodology, which divides the applications in three sections:

  • Dashboards: High-level overview of the company or business process
  • Analysis: Interactive tabs that let the user dig into the data by presenting a wider range of filters, charts, and tables
  • Reports: Static views that present the most granular information

In the pursuit of a stunning dashboard, we should also focus on the distribution of the objects inside a particular sheet. The ...

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