(Part 3/Final part) Creating business dashboard: Implementation

Product Design, UX/UI

Artikel ini juga tersedia dalam terjemahan Bahasa indonesia dengan judul Merancang dashboard bisnis: Praktik membuat dashboard.

Continuing from previous article: elements and design process, now we practise to create a business dashboard.

This time, we use manufacturing KPIs in the dashboard.

Case:

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Suppose a production manager from a fabric company wants to monitor factory performance. He gets frustrated because he can’t get factory progress data in real-time.

Data resources are available but the data processing was done manually. This situation makes him receiving today’s report in the next day.


1. Identify user requirements

In this step, we approach the manager to elicit his requirements.

Suppose that here are the results:

(Part 2) Creating business dashboard: Elements and Design process

Product Design

Artikel ini juga tersedia dalam terjemahan Bahasa indonesia dengan judul Merancang dashboard bisnis: Elemen dan proses mendesain.

Continuing from previous article: Basic Concept of business dashboard, now we will learn about:

  • Dashboard elements and
  • Design process

Dashboard elements

In order to provide users with actionable result, there are 4 elements we can combine in business dashboard :

  • Key Performance Indicator (KPI),
  • Table,
  • Chart, and
  • Map / Region.

Each of elements has different purpose and we utilize it depends on what kind of message we want to deliver.

For further reference, these articles: Data visualization 101 and A Tour through the Visualization Zoo provide information about how to visualize data to deliver right message.


Design Process

After getting grasp about dashboard elements, we can follow these 3 steps as guidance for designing a business dashboard:

(Part 1) Creating business dashboard: Basic Concept

Product Design

Artikel ini juga tersedia dalam terjemahan Bahasa indonesia dengan judul Merancang dashboard bisnis: Konsep dasar

This article covers basic concept of business dashboard which includes:

  • what is business dashboard?
  • why do we need business dashboard? and
  • what is the example of business dashboard?

What is business dashboard?

In this information age, organization may have hundreds of KPIs from various departments to monitor whether their business is performing well or need corrective action.