In this article, we would like to give you a few guidelines on the best practices in Air360 about creating dashboards.

We see this pattern way too often with analytics: Users get excited about all possible cool visualizations they can add to their dashboard and start to monitor everything.  It feels like this.

The reality is that dashboard with too much information actually end up being used like this instead.

Our advice for efficient dashboards are the following:

  • Make it personal: There is no such thing as a dashboard that will be useful to everyone. Usefulness is very subjective.
  • Keep it simple: A good dashboard should have no more than 6 metrics to keep an eye on
  • Goal-oriented: Design your dashboard around your North Star Metric
  • Follow the KISS principle: Here is an article that you can learn about it: KISS (Keep it Simple, Stupid) - A Design Principle