Dashboard design trends

Shilpi Choudhury
March 21, 2014

Data purists may shun them. But users are just loving them. Dashboards have evolved a lot since their inception. In its new avatar, the dashboard is more user-friendly and definitely more appealing than its grimpredecessor. With changing information needs of the user and their technical feasibility, the dashboard is no more just a showcase of business metrics. It has evolved into a holistic decision making tool allowing users to track performance, monitor key metrics and even predict the future. Moreover, features like drill down and zoom-in have taken the interactivity of these dashboards a notch higher. Evolving tastes and preferences of the user along with developments in mobile and web technologies is determining the look and feel of the modern day dashboards.