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Dashboarding app

Dashboarding app

A new kind of dashboard

A well designed dashboard should help you grasp several info at once while letting you find the data you seek quickly.

It should be an easy to read interface, with focus on stability and predictability. No one likes fiddling around on excel-like spread sheets.

This kind of application can be found in solutions like Mailchimp, Google or Facebook.

The google dashboard website
Dashboard used on Google Account

I was asked to work on a dashboarding solution that would empower users of Dassault Systemes solutions. The goal was to provide a customizable platform where users would be given access to a catalog of apps.

Apps would range from “progress report” to full “business applications”.

Website showing a dashboard and some apps
A user dashboard with 3D modelling apps

Users where separated into roles, based on the solutions they owned. Each roles were given a set of predefined dashboards and apps.

Website showing a dashboard and the left panel opened
The apps and roles panel

Usefulness

Some of the benefits of this solution included:

  • Visual presentation of performance measures
  • Ability to identify and correct negative trends
  • Saves time compared to running multiple reports
  • Gain a global visibility on the system
  • Align strategies and organizational goals

Final thoughts

Definitely hire a designer a product owner and a UX designer. Having only engineers on the team is more often then not a recipe for complex and convoluted software. 😂