Whoever has been tasked with making a dashboard ever knows that there are three aspects to it:
This third aspect, the designing, seems to be the hardest to nail. There are no rules one can follow to make the dashboard aesthetically pleasing. But there sure are some design trends you can keep in mind for the next time you endeavor making a dashboard. One of such trends is using “white space”.
We have with us Excel MVP Michael Alexander showing us how it is done.
Compare the following two dashboard designs and identify which one is better.
Most people who would prefer the left one over the one on the right. Can you guess which design elements are responsible for this preference? For starters, the one on the left looks cleaner. And this is all because of clever use of what we refer to as the “white space”.
A simple analysis of the preferred dashboard reveals the following things:
And there you have it. Some quick tips to make your dashboards look hip!
Try out these tips now and make your dashboards appear neat and attractive.
Also, let your friends enhance the look of their dashboards by sharing these tips with them.
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