The Dashboard Spy

March 10, 2006

Flash vs. AJAX Dashboards – Goowy, a Flash-based Web OS Dashboard

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 7:31 pm

Interesting post at where there is a discussion of Flash versus AJAX for powering rich client interactivity. Now I know that the screenshot below is not an executive dashboard, but rather an OS widget thingy dashboard, but i’m going to post it on this blog anyway.

In fact, I’ve been under pressure as to why I’m not including those kinds of dashboards since from a User Interface design perspective, there is much value in studing dashboards of any nature. I’ve been trying to focus on business dashboards, but since the mac os dashboard appeared, there’s been floods of those kinds of dashboards images. I’ll probably create a new category on this blog called OS Dashboards.

Anyway back to Flash vs. AJAX. See my previous posts on the power of flash-based dashboards at

Flash OS Dashboard 

So what or who is The Dashboard Spy? As his about page states, The Dashboard Spy is just a guy interested in the design of business dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books and so set about creating his own. Finally convinced to post his extensive collection of dashboard screenshots online, he was amazed to find how popular it has become. If you have a nice screenshot to share, please send an email to info _at_ Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books.

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