Lightning Fast Dashboard Requirements
Ensure actionable business value and user alignment prior to dashboard development. The rapid, enterprise tested, way to quickly communicate a dashboard design.
Deliver Business Value
User experience meets BI and analytics. Placing business value first through answering user questions
No visual is complete without a defined action. Reduce chart junk and educate the business on data literacy
The Kit applies to all the major visualization platforms including Tableau, Power BI and Qlik Sense
Introducing the Dashboard Wireframe Kit
The Dashboard Wireframe Kit is a proven and tested means of rapidly wireframing dashboards to align your data with the needs of the business, meet user goals and achieve actionable outcomes.
It doesn’t matter if you are not a data pro. The kit allows you to quickly communicate ideas and test concepts without having to touch a line of code or know data visualization best practices. What’s important is what questions you want answered and what behavior you want to change.
Align users and stakeholders on actionable business insight
The Dashboard Wireframe Kit is a simple means of extracting business value from data in a form that is easily understandable, to both technical and non-technical people alike, that provides a clear path to action. All while adhering to basic storytelling principles and applying best practices in data visualization and dashboard design.
It teaches anyone how to extract business value from data and frames a clear path to action. Becoming truly data-driven starts here.
The Dashboard Wireframe Kit is the first-of-its-kind in the data and analytics world; a world that has become highly technical, and digitally enabled. Yet the tangible, human element is muted to the vast swathe of data - often left to the wayside.
The perfectly designed change agent
Crafted from years of analytics consulting projects, visualization best practices and real-world application.
We’ve taken the guesswork out of how to layout the enterprise dashboard. Our dashboard template is based on the solid foundation hundreds of real-world operational dashboards. It provides the canvas to tell stories with your data.
By having a questions-first approach, rather than flooding the dashboard with data, we have formalized achieving business value into the kit itself. Priority is given to solving business problems and answering questions, assuming the data is there to support it.
There’s not much point seeing data if you can act on it when you need to. That action needs to be clear and intuitive. By associating an action with each chart the potential to change behavior is much increased.
Simplicity is king in enterprise dashboards. That’s why we’ve made sure the wireframes produced in this kit can be easily replicated in all the main dashboard tools including Tableau, Qlik and Power BI.
Storytelling and action are woven into the fabric of the layout
Storytelling is hard, but it does work. The kit structure supports a simple narrative arc that was pioneered by Nicholas Kelly after years of dashboard consulting with the Global Fortune 100.
The newly designed dashboard template embeds this storytelling process directly into the board. Just follow the steps on the board and the heavy-lifting is done for you on how to create the narrative from the KPIs to the charts to action and resolution. This makes achieving greater business value that much easier.
The Dashboard Wireframe Kit includes the same set of templates that have been used in countless workshops to design enterprise-grade dashboards that help improve profits and meet the goals of the business. It just works. It’s fast and saves hours of effort. The time spent on picking the exact right chart is replaced by aligning stakeholder needs and getting value out of the data.
To see how it works in practice read Enterprise Dashboard Layout: Keeping it Simple. For a more general perspective on the value of this approach the answer on Quora to “What is the best dashboard design?” is worth a read.
Two sides to the cards, visualization and requirements
Data Visualization Wireframe - Front of Cards
With 20 chart types included, the common visualizations are represented to facilitate requirements discussions with users and stakeholders. There is the added benefit of supporting data literacy.
Rapid Requirements & Action - Back of Cards
This is the "so what?". The back of the cards highlight the questions being answered and the resultant action, if any. It promotes the discussion around business value.
What is included in the Dashboard wireframe kit?
You have everything you need to get started designing and wireframing dashboards right away. The kit includes:
- 1 Dashboard Template Board
- 54 Chart Cards
- 52 KPI (Key Performance Indicator) Cards
- 52 Filter Cards
- 1 Box
- 1 Black Dry Erase Pen
Just wipe clean after use when using the provided dry erase pen
Foldable Dashboard Template
A 10" x 10" board that folds down to 5″ x 5″, fits nicely in the box and is reusable. This board now has best practices written directly onto the board.
54 Double-Sided Chart Cards
The newly redesigned chart cards use both sides of the card now with the chart on one side and the meta content (question and resultant action) on the other.
KPI & FILTER CARDS
KPI cards now have two usable sides. The front is the presentation layer and the back is the meta layer for thresholds and how it connects the story to a chart.
A box to store everything in for ease of portability. All the cards fit in the box and the board folds down to fit neatly on top of them.
What people say about the Dashboard Wireframe Kit
This tried and tested kit helps you to easily gather requirements and be able to put a wireframe together that will allow you to visually appreciate how well you are doing to get to actionable information while keeping things simple enough for a user to understand.
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