The laws of shitty dashboards
Disclosure: I have been responsible for building shitty dashboards. I personally made most of the errors below. I heretofore apologize to my users and pledge not to do it again. Hopefully, these anti-patterns can help PMs, designers and engineers reduce a bit the amount of time wasted building and looking at shitty dashboards.
Law #1: Most software dashboards are shitty
When I say shitty, I’m not talking Google Image Search-bad (done vomiting yet?). I mean shitty in the sense of boring, poorly designed and devoid of any usefulness whatsoever.
Don’t believe me? Name 3 good software dashboards, right now
Found anything? Yeah, I guessed so. Yet, they’re everywhere. Any SaaS software you’re using probably has one, most likely as its home page.
You probably never look at it. It’s as if they weren’t there. (I call this dashboard-blindness). Thus, so,...
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