The Dashboard Spy

March 23, 2006

Heat maps for stock market dashboards

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 5:55 pm

The concept of heat map graphics works very well for stock market dashboards. See this one in action when the nasdaq is open and go here for the underlying technology.

This is an animated gif:


This is a screenshot of the one on the exchange:

heatmap for 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 of an enterprise dashboard, balanced scorecard, or any business intelligence graphic to share, please send an email to info _at_ Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books.



    nice finance dashboard with flex/flash

    Comment by Anon — March 24, 2006 @ 8:28 am

  2. Thanks Anon for the pointer to the dashboard. Everyone should go see it. Note how the point appears on the line in the graph and moves as you hover over the chart.

    Comment by dashboardspy — March 24, 2006 @ 10:29 am

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