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Xcelsius 2008 Dashboard Best Practices by Loren Abdulezer

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CHAPTER 7 USING MULTI-LAYER VISIBILITY IN YOUR DASHBOARDS AND VISUALIZATIONS

In this chapter

Taming Complexity and Usability by Making Presentations Compact 182

Controlling the Visibility of Individual Components in a Dashboard 188

Managing Multi-Layer Visibility 192

Closing Thoughts 200

Dashboards are tools for conveying and analyzing information visually. As a dashboard gets more sophisticated, there is an increasing tendency to wind up with more moving parts and more visual components to manage. Xcelsius 2008 compounds the picture by incorporating an underlying spreadsheet, and the components seem to have a mind of their own.

This chapter is all about handling complexity in dashboard design so that your dashboards and visualizations ...

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