SEATTLE, July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Data-driven applications play fundamental part in providing essential business perceptions, which are now inseparable part of any online initiative. Customers are keen to use single interactive and instinctive user interfaces for data visualization. Furthermore, data visualization dashboards are getting very popular in trailing daily activities like usage summaries, sales or sports statistics.
Data visualization is getting very common for simple and complex analytics, thus online enterprises are eager to find tools that can facilitate the data visualization requirements of their applications. Below are some hints and best business practices for constructing informational dashboards for enhanced user experience.
Users crave for intuitive level of control. In this way they receive the feeling of autonomy, security and affirmative attitude to work in a smooth manner with the application. An informational dashboard delivers this level of security and increases the awareness of the visualized data. This is accomplished by bringing the following key functionalities:
- A clear understanding of the data and the corresponding environment, which raises the level of confidence
- Means for predicting and planning of future results
- Clear alerts for critical conditions and the respective tools to deal with them
At a single glance
Another task in front of data visualization applications is to handle the scenario when the user has to deal with too many pieces of data shown at the same time. In order to tackle such cases, dashboard interfaces visualize all relevant information on one page only, where the user can analyze it at a glance without the need to scroll. Displaying everything on a single screen reduces the need to revert to previous page or memorize any data.
Dashboards are splitting and grouping the data into more coherent portions, in order to facilitate user's perception. Correlated data is placed in the same section or in one tab, making it easier to understand and examine.
Tools like charts and graphs have proven to be most appropriate for illustration of data changes and trends. Graphical representation makes it easy to comprehend large data chunks and the relationships between parts of it. Despite the fact that certain types of charts are more popular than others, they are used in ample variety of areas.
Interactive charts, sustained by vendors like Shield UI, can be used for detailed overview or critical data in a single graph. This will deliver to users the capability to easily drill-down to further details by just clicking on a particular portion of the graph. Such widgets empower numerous user experiences like replacing a single chart's content or visualizing the details in a distinct graph in a master-detail interface- with accurately labeled and clarified data and action elements. Understanding the user needs and implying the best practices for dashboard design and development allows companies to provide the best data-driven applications to their customers.
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SOURCE Shield UI Ltd.