Who said that dashboards can't be folksy and fun? Here is an Xcelsius calculator for fine tuning the staffing level of a department. In this example at datapigtechnologies.com, we see how the number of adjunct professors can be calculated by the user adjusting various inputs. There is a knob control for the student to teacher ratio. There are sliders for growth projections. This is an interactive flash demo, so try it here.
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 enterprise dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books (or even screenshots of real business dashboards) 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 a digital dashboard, balanced scorecard, or any business intelligence graphic to share, please send an email to info _at_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy's favorite books.