Visual Types for Dashboards


We have access to more data.

There are more tools natively collecting data, the hardware used for storage has gotten faster and cheaper and more agencies are sharing what they collect.

Dashboards and other interactive visualization tools offer the opportunity to analyze and share this data in ways not possible with standard paper based reports.

The ultimate goal, gain more value from the data we have.

Affordable interactive dashboard style reports

So many evaluators see the word “interactive” and think, “oh this is going to be expensive, I’ll just stick with Excel.” But the truth is that while interactive can be really expensive, it doesn’t have to be really expensive.

Interactive is expensive when you require dashboards be manipulable on the web, open to an infinite number of users, and private. Having all three at once is going to cost you.

Interactive reports are an alternative that give you everything but the “manipulable on the web” piece, except it’s affordable. You can get the same interactive visuals, and the same insights, just at a lower price tag.

Web-based dashboards and interactive tools

The goal of any interactive visual is to provide insight into something larger than would usually fit on a single piece of paper or screen. If you’re working with multiple local project sites, cities or schools, they don’t care all that much about the state or organization overall means.

They want the data relevant to them, specifically.

This is where interactive provides value. It’s an alternative to just posting the excel sheets in an all too common data dump. If you know what you’re doing, you can take thousands of rows of data from multiple data sources and turn it into something relevant and valuable for your audience.

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