A dashboard designer has to think of everything – how do I manage the underlying data, how do I lay out the dashboard, which components do I need, what do I do if I have multiple datasets, how can I make the software do exactly what I want?
The four videos below take you through what you need to know to help you design great dashboards in DecisionPoint™, fast.
To start with, check out the introduction to datasets. This video does what it says on the tin: tells you everything you need to know about working with datasets. Datasets are a key concept in DecisionPoint™ – master them and you’ll be well on your way to becoming an expert designer.
Next, you need to understand the difference between available columns and result columns in your datasets. Get the lowdown here:
Take things one step further and learn how to work with components and multiple datasets – for those times when your data is in different places and you need to bring together a consolidated view for your users.
Lastly, switch off data assist and let the creative juices flow. Switching off data assist lets you manually associate components to datasets and provides more control.
With these four additional skills under your belt, you’re ready to take on the business world equipped with dashboards that will amaze your users.
And with no abracadabra or hocus-pocus, you’ve become an expert DecisionPoint™ designer in less than 30 minutes. Not bad, eh?
This is the third in a series of articles focusing on how to build better dashboards. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be publishing articles highlighting how to improve dashboard design skills. Read the previous articles here: