In today’s short attention span culture, more and more organizations choose to ditch their text-heavy reports in favor of visually appealing dashboards for showcasing their data. Dashboards can help you highlight the most pertinent information and make it easier and more efficient for users to digest. While you may not want to eliminate full-scale reports completely, incorporating dashboards into your reporting routine can help generate greater interest and engagement with your data.
Here are some tips for creating an engaging and effective dashboard.
Dashboards are not right for every audience or every project, but they can help certain data sets become easier to comprehend. Some audiences will prefer a regular text report or excel spreadsheet to a visual dashboard, so it is important to understand your audience before deciding on the best way to present your data. Think about the type of data you regularly report and how your audience might benefit from a more visual representation. Testing out a dashboard the next time you need to do a progress report might be the solution to revamping your reporting process.
Kristy Lucero is an Account Executive at Lovell Communications. Connect with Kristy at Kristy@lovell.com or @kristylucero.
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