Guide Fundamental Design Principles for Dashboards

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Visually communicating a data story in a dashboard should be compelling, engaging, and illuminating for the viewer. A poorly designed dashboard, however, can confuse, intimidate, and discourage any deeper data analysis. Fortunately, there are universal design principles that you can apply to your next data visualization. Even if you’re not the artistic type, this guide will have you thinking like a graphic designer and making informed choices that support your data narrative.

You’ll Learn

  • Key fundamental principles of design, what they are and why they work
  • How color choice impacts your data and dashboards
  • How to use color theory to build dynamic palettes
  • Rules for effective layout and dashboard composition