Designing Usable and Effective Business Dashboards
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Designing Usable and Effective Business Dashboards

A User Experience (UX) Perspective
4.1 (13 ratings)
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40 students enrolled
Created by Anurag Sharma
Last updated 8/2019
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This course includes
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 15 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will be able to add "Dashboard Design Expert" in your profile.
  • You will be able to execute "dashboard design" projects from scratch to delivery.
  • You will be able to articulate and "ask right questions" to your clients / stakeholders strenthening their confidence in your expertise.
  • You will be able to prove that "you are capable" of driving design projects in right direction.
  • Identify type of dashboard needed for your clients requirement.
  • Apply UX methodology step by step in a real world business situation from user research to dashboard delivery.
  • Secret to Dashboard Success: Convert raw data into actionable insights.
  • Basics of User Centered Design (UCD) and difference between UX and UCD.
  • Real life design exercise as a warm-up session. You can send your designs for feedback & comments.
  • Creating Design Strategy which will provide design directions for dashboard.
  • How to take User Interviews and eliciting insights from it.
  • How to create user persona from user research.
  • Working with wireframing and interactive prototyping software "Axure RP". (It is used by more than 25,000 organizations around the world including 87 of the Fortune 100)
  • Designing quick concept sketches for ideation.
  • Designing high - fidelity interactive business dashboard prototypes in Axure.
  • Understanding information visualization and its impact on dashboard design.
  • Improving dashboard presentation by working on Layout, Color, Font and Icons.
  • Test dashboards with your users (Usability Testing) to check if it really works!
  • Bundling your design deliverables and presenting it to your client.
  • Impress your client by showing systematic translation of user research into intuitive dashboards.
  • 45 well-structured lectures with step by step content.
  • Free downloadable templates on Design Strategy, User Persona, Visualization Selection, Dashboard Layouts etc.
  • Dashboard Presentation PRO Tips.
  • Detailed "User Interview Protocol" to help you kick start user interviews.
  • Last but not the least, full time proactive support from myside to ensure that you get value for money :-)
Requirements
  • Axure RP (30 days free trial version available)
  • No previous design experience needed but willingness to learn is a must.
Description

Can you improve something without measuring it? No. Right?


This is why we need business dashboards to measure and improve business performance, producing real business ROI


For most of the people, more often than not, aesthetic beauty takes the front seat and becomes the only parameter to justify better designs. Thanks to Steve Jobs who shattered this myth by quoting - "Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works!"


Business dashboards are not foreign to this concept. We have many sophisticated tools which let us create business dashboards in minutes, but rarely we think about it's usefulness in business context. We forget that developer who is building the dashboard is not the person who is actually going to consume it. We neglect User Centered Design process while designing business dashboards.


And the result? We end up designing "Instinct Based Subjective Design" which hardly provides any value. This course takes you on a journey of creating "Research Based User Centric Objective Design" which provides true ROI to your client.


This course will teach you everything you need to know about user research, design strategy, design conceptualization, wire framing, prototyping and testing it with your end users to make sure it really works! You will learn all this from scratch so it doesn't matter how much experience you have when you take up this course.


In this 64 well-structured video lecture series, we will start with understanding a real life business challenge. I will give you an opportunity to perform a design exercise and I can provide you the feedback on the same. This will help you understand what I mean by "Instinct based subjective design". Then we will proceed on with learning how to take user interviews effectively and how to elicit design key pointers from it. We will create a systematic design strategy to achieve our business goal. We will create user persona to better understand our user and feed all these research insights practically onto paper to create concept sketches for dashboard. We will refine concept sketch step by step focusing on visualizations, layout, font, color, icons etc. until we reach our close to perfect dashboard. (Because in reality, there is nothing like perfect design :-)


Hey, we are not going to stop yet! We will test our dashboard with real users to understand if it really works! And in last, we are to show you how to bundle your deliverables and help your team members consume all this stuff along the way. 


This course will help you in converting raw business data into actionable insights.

This course will help you in analyzing and communicating business information effectively for quality decision making.


So what are you waiting for? Join me in this exciting and rewarding journey of effective business dashboard design!

Who this course is for:
  • New or established business owners who want to track various aspects of their business performance.
  • UX designers who want to enhance their scope of expertise.
  • Developers who work with Tableau, Power BI, or any other analytics platform and would want to bring User Centered Design aspect in their work.
  • Business Analysts who want to know how User Centered Design method can help them create usable business dashboards.
  • Students / beginners who want to learn UX, its process, and want to implement research into design practically in real life business situation.
  • Freelancers who are dealing with “dashboard” projects and aim to bring more ROI for their client.
Course content
Expand all 64 lectures 05:03:54
+ Some theory about dashboards
4 lectures 17:52
Dashboard definition
03:25
History and evolution of dashboards
03:55
Types of dashboards
09:43
Summary
00:49
+ Sample Exercise
5 lectures 23:13
Let's start with a real life story!
03:21
Data available
05:28
Dashboard Design Activity
02:18
Reviewing sample dashboard designs
10:59
Summary
01:07
+ Introduction to User Experience (UX) Design
7 lectures 15:02
Introduction
00:57
What is User Experience (UX) ?
01:45
What is User Centered Design (UCD) ?
02:53
Relation between UX and UCD
02:49
Implementing UCD in Business Dashboards
02:56
UX Desing Process
02:50
Summary
00:52
+ Design Strategy
6 lectures 12:10
Sales Dashboard Case Study - Revisited
01:36
What is Design Strategy?
01:12
Elements of Design Strategy
03:44
Sales Dashboard Design - A case study
02:04
Sharing Design Strategy
02:49
Summary
00:45
+ User Research
8 lectures 50:30
intro
05:46
Conducting User Interviews
15:34
Sales Dashboard Case Study: Research Analysis
11:24
Sales Dashboard Case Study: Design Strategy Revisited
06:21
What is User Persona ?
01:51
Creating user persona
02:50
Sales Dashboard (CFO) - Persona
05:55
Summary
00:49
+ Design
8 lectures 54:50
Introduction to Axure RP
13:58
Designing basic interactions - Part 1
08:39
Designing basic interactions - Part 2
10:31
Axure RP - Help and Support
04:35
Designing concept sketches
03:31
Concept Sketch - Sales dashboard
09:37
High fidelity wireframes
03:08
Summary
00:51
+ Information Visualization
7 lectures 38:23
Introduction
01:01
What is Information Visualization ?
02:50
Types of Information Visualization
07:45
How to avoid selecting wrong visualization ?
08:14
Journey from raw data to actionable insight
02:27
Information Visualization - Sales Dashboard Case Study
15:12
Summary
00:54
+ Presentation
7 lectures 01:00:23
Introduction
02:19
Gestalt Principle
14:56
Layout
14:16
Color
13:31
Icon
05:13
Font
07:59
Design Progression Summary
02:09
+ Testing and Delivering Design
5 lectures 12:24
Testing our design
02:15
Usability Testing (UT)
04:23
UI Style Guide
02:23
UX Deliverables
02:07
A big Thank You!
01:16