The Dashboard Spy

March 17, 2006

Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman using the Jury Selection Dashboard from Runaway Jury

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 11:42 pm

I love real-life, physical dashboard use! Remember how Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman matched wits in the movie Runaway Jury? They were each applying different methods of choosing jurors, but both used jury selection dashboards! If you haven’t seen the movie, check out how critical a role information delivery played.

Here’s Hackman’s dashboard:

Gene Hackman studying dashboard 

And this was Hoffman’s jury selection dashboard:

Hoffman and his 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.

Human resources employee annual review dashboard

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 3:12 pm

Another great dashboard from the very talented dashboard designers working with dundas.com. This one is an employee annual review dashboard from an HR department. The employee scorecard uses .net controls such as gauges and graphs available from dundas.com. These controls have a great, modern look and feel. Very much in the current windows xp and office 2003 styling.

performance review dashboards 

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.

Great Flash Charts for dashboards, webparts, and scorecards

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 3:01 pm

The flash chart demos at dundas.com are well worth visiting to get an idea of how you can add some sizzle to charts for your dashboards and scorecards. When you get to the page, drilldown on the graphs to see the flash animation. Here is a screenshot of the charts available for .net :

.net charting components

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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