Chapter 9. Spaceship Dashboard

When I was a child, I loved to play spaceship pilot. I piled up old carton boxes and decorated the interior to look like a spaceship cockpit. With a marker, I drew a spaceship dashboard on the inside of the boxes, and I remember playing in there for hours.

The thing that's special about the design of cockpits and spaceship dashboards is that they need to provide an overview and control over the whole spaceship on very limited space. I think the same also applies to application dashboards. A dashboard should provide the user with an overview and a sense for the overall status of what's going on.

In this chapter, we will create such a dashboard for our task management application. We will make use of the open source ...

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