- Trick question. Dashboard building is not like gold panning.
- Gold panning requires a geologist or prospector with a certain skill set, and dashboards should only be designed by data analysts with formal training.
- Building a dashboard means giving your audience a block of information. They’ll need to do the work to extract the useful pieces from it.
- You don’t want to give your audience a dense block of information. Instead, you need to massage your data to ensure your extracting the real gold — actionable insight!
If you still don’t know the type of information your team or stakeholders value, what should you do?
Ask them to provide feedback Rely on what they’ve asked for in the past Revise your reporting personas Check their calendars to determine who they’ve