The Dashboard Spy

March 13, 2006

A Political Campaign Tracking Dashboard – Measuring the mud slinging with the Mud Meter

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 9:02 pm

The 2004 presidential campaign was remembered for its mudslinging. The smart folks at Arizona State University tracked the nastiness with its Campaign Tracking Dashboard. Here is a screenshot of this neat performance scorecard.

Political Campaign Dashboard Screenshot

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_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books.

Live Sharepoint Demo for Decision Support Webparts

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 7:55 pm

Play with DSP’s Sharepoint-powered decision support dashboard at http://demo.dspanel.com/sites/dspdemosite/dspStdDemo/default.aspx. Here’s their animated graphic for a preview:

Decision Support Web Part 

And here are some screens:

Decision Support Dashboard 

Drill down of decision support 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_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books.

Conversation Dashboard for a table – Visual representation of conversational dynamics

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 6:04 pm

Here is another real-life object that should stretch our imaginations as dashboard designers. The conversation table at http://web.mit.edu/lira/www/projects/convtable.htm offers a visual representation of a conversation. “This project is a reflection on a type of social dynamics that takes place at tables during conversations. Who dominates the conversation? Two people, seated at each end of the table, converse. As they converse, light emitting diodes (LEDs), embedded along the center of the table, are activated by their pattern of conversation. Two microphones pick up the duration and the volume of the conversation at regular intervals, and trigger light animation from the end where one speaks toward the other. If both people speak simultaneously, the lights start animating from both ends. The table doesn’t parse nor “understand” the nature of the discourse, rather it isolates and brings forward one specific component of interaction at tables.”

The Conversation Table DashboardThe Conversation Table Dashboard

Conversation DynamicsConversation Table Side

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_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books.

A Gallup Q12 Employee Engagement Dashboard – Monitoring Employee Satisfaction via a Flash-based Scorecard

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 3:09 pm

Enterprise Dashboard Spy reader update: With your great interest and contributions of your own dashboards, The Dashboard Spy collection of executive dashboard screenshots has grown to over 800 examples of all sorts of BI dashboards! This unique enterprise dashboard reference can now be found at a new URL:http://enterprise-dashboard.com. And for your convenience, the posts on the various dashboard screenshots are collected together on the enterprise dashboard sitemap. The move to the new url allows exciting new functionality such as videos on enterprise dashboard related information.

Now back to our regularly scheduled enterprise dashboard content::::

Gallup identified 12 questions that measure employee engagement and link directly to critical performance outcomes, including productivity, employee retention, customer retention, safety, and profitability. These questions are now known as the Gallup Q12. See http://education.gallup.com/content/default.aspx?ci=871

This interactive Crystal Xcelsius model located at http://www.xcelsius.com/Examples/Overview.html was created by Kate Clark, a student at the University of Nebraska Omaha, and shows Gallup’s Q12 data which measures employee satisfaction. Kate’s model won both the Crystal Xcelsius Award and the Gallup Award for outstanding data visualization

Here are the questions: Thanks to the Dashboard Spy who supplied them to me! – you know who you are 😉

How satisfied are you with your place of employment as a place to work? (Rate 1-5)
I know what is expected of me at work.
I have the materials and equipment I need to do my work right.
At work, I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day.
In the last seven days, I have received recognition or praise for doing good work.
My supervisor, or someone at work, seems to care about me as a person.
There is someone at work who encourages my development. 
At work, my opinions seem to count.
The mission or purpose of my organization makes me feel my job is important.
My associates or fellow employees are committed to doing quality work.
I have a best friend at work.
In the last six months, someone at work has talked to me about my progress.
This last year, I have had opportunities at work to learn and grow.

This is the default view.

Gallup Q12 Dashboard 

Note the green bubbles. When clicked, you get this expanded view:

Employee Satisfaction 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_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books.

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