Here’s a quick Dashboard Design Tip from The Dashboard Spy.
Consider the use of mini tooltip dashboards.
Your business dashboard is for graphically showing the state of your business metrics in an easy-to-digest fashion, isn’t it? Well then, don’t forget to take advantage of every facet of your BI dashboard application to keep up that visual information theme. What do I mean?
Take tool tips for example. You can put data into hover-over tooltips like this of course.
A plain list like this:
Can turn into something informationally richer with tooltips such as this:
But how about going further and turning each tooltip into a little dashboard complete with red/yellow/green status indicators like this?
Let’s see these mini tooltip dashboards on your next business intelligence reporting project!
Tags: Dashboard Design, Tooltip Dashboards