Best practices: Designing effective dashboards

The goal of most dashboards is to magnify specific points of data, making them easy for users to identify. To achieve this goal effectively, you must make certain decisions before you begin creating your dashboard. The best practices described below are grouped into the following sections:

Choosing datasets for a dashboard

You can use existing reports and documents as datasets in a new dashboard. This can save you time and help avoid unnecessary duplication in your MicroStrategy metadata. You can also create new datasets for your dashboard.

Layering information in a dashboard

Planning the dashboard's outline and structure

Placing data and visualizations onto a dashboard

Enhancing dashboard performance