Dashboard Design Guidelines not only for beginners

10 Dashboard Design Principles

1 | Consider how people read

Make sure that the whole dashboard fits on a single screen.


Incremental Improvements #10: Bar chart

Original dataviz by GfK


Line chart — best chart choice for time series
Line chart — best chart choice for time series

Incremental Improvements #09: Time series data


Incremental Improvements — Less is more
Incremental Improvements — Less is more

Incremental Improvements #08: Dumbbell chart


Multiple slopegraphs — chart choice for better insight from your data
Multiple slopegraphs — chart choice for better insight from your data

Incremental Improvements #07: Multiple slopegraphs


Slopegraph — is zero line always needed?
Slopegraph — is zero line always needed?

Incremental Improvements #06: Slopegraph

Original dataviz by Pew Research Center


What to connect in dot plot chart?
What to connect in dot plot chart?

Incremental Improvements #05: Dot Plot

Original dataviz by The Economist


Incremental Improvements #04: Likert Scale

Original chart by Pew Research Center


Stacked chart alternative
Stacked chart alternative

Incremental Improvements #03: Stacked Bar Chart


Incremental Improvements #02: Bar chart usage

Weronika Gawarska-Tywonek

Data Visualization Designer | Tableau Associate | Sociologist with passion for aesthetics

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