Good dashboard adheres to human scale
A dashboard displays information that has been withdrawn from the organization. What exactly this information is varies by situation. What systems are hanging under the dashboard is often not so relevant for the end-user. What is important is: How the information is presented? A good dashboard is intuitive and simply designed and allows to monitor, detect and process complex information at a glance, showing even interrelationships between data. In short: Form follows function.
This article, published in September 2010 at Computable.nl, describes the importance of human scale in a well-designed dashboard.
Click here to download the article (in Dutch).