Effective Dashboard Design: why your baby is ugly

Slalom Consultant Aaron Hursman

Former Slalom Consultant Aaron Hursman is a user experience architect who applies user-centered design principles and techniques for his cients. He has a background in web development and enterprise applications and enjoys participating in the social web.

I presented a topic entitled, “Effective Dashboard Design” at the 2010 Big Design Conference. I have uploaded the presentation slides to SlideShare and embedded it below. I hope you find it to be an informative and interesting topic.

About Aaron Hursman
Aaron is a passionate user-advocate that is lucky enough to do what he loves for a living. As a user experience architect, he applies user-centered design principles and techniques including user research, persona development, information architecture, storyboards, wireframes, prototyping, visual design, graphic design, interaction design, and usability. Aaron has a background in web development, enterprise applications, and the social web. At nGame, he is applying his craft to design and build the next generation of enterprise software.

3 Responses to Effective Dashboard Design: why your baby is ugly

  1. cool presentation. i am a fan of few’s book too, and wish i discovered it a little earlier in my dashboarding days. i would have also liked it to have someone available to critique my UI and layout and have created a slalom forum for this kind of discussion and others, take a look when you have a chance; i’m going to link to this post from there. thanks!

  2. hey, thanks, mike! few’s book is required reading for any dashboard designers. i’d also recommend it to business analysts and stakeholders. getting everyone on the same page prior to gathering requirements or presenting designs should smooth out otherwise difficult decisions and discussions. let me know where to find the link to the forum. i’d love to take a look.

  3. the board is a vbulletin and can be found here:
    http://slalom.developer10.com

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