The Dashboard Spy

May 7, 2008

Tooltip Dashboard

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — Tags: , — dashboardspy @ 7:43 am

Here’s a quick Dashboard Design Tip from The Dashboard Spy.

Consider the use of mini tooltip dashboards.

Your business dashboard is for graphically showing the state of your business metrics in an easy-to-digest fashion, isn’t it? Well then, don’t forget to take advantage of every facet of your BI dashboard application to keep up that visual information theme. What do I mean?

Take tool tips for example. You can put data into hover-over tooltips like this of course.

A plain list like this:

Data List

Can turn into something informationally richer with tooltips such as this:

Tool tips containing data

But how about going further and turning each tooltip into a little dashboard complete with red/yellow/green status indicators like this?

Tooltip Dashboard

Let’s see these mini tooltip dashboards on your next business intelligence reporting project!

Tags: Dashboard Design, Tooltip Dashboards



  1. […] Read More Posted under DashboardSpy | […]

    Pingback by Tooltip Dashboard | Dashboard Examples - Samples - Tutorials — August 12, 2008 @ 9:21 am

  2. Think like a Pilot to Build an Effective IT Dashboard: Allegory of a pilot — MO’s resident flyer and VP of Marketing talks shop on building dashbaords.

    Comment by Frank Strong — September 4, 2008 @ 3:31 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: