For many of us, our first exposure to the concept of a dashboard was in the car. Indeed, the term is still used most frequently in that context. Since the days of the Ford Model T, dashboards in cars have come a long way.
Bentley Continental GTC dashboard (Source: WikiPedia)
Dashboards on the web, and in enterprise applications, have also come a long way since our first exposure to the pioneering digital dashboard of the My Yahoo! portal days. The dashboard user experience (UX) has also evolved along that journey, and continues to do so.
In the tablet-first, flexible world of work characterized by mobility, we have come to the age of dashboard-driven "glance, scan, and commit" UX. We need new ways to visualize rolled-up information, prioritized for immediate action or for further exploration, and to describe this experience.
Read more about the dashboard evolutionary process on the Usable Apps blog…
* DVT: Data Visualization Tools.