Pantone picked ‘Living Coral’ as the 2019 ‘Color of the Year”! What follows next is surely a range of consumer products that will reflect this color. As we all gravitate to familiarity, it makes me wonder if our business users will respond better if we use this color on our dashboards?
In general, what do you do if your stake holders ask for specific colors on your dashboard? How would you navigate those design sessions?
Most justifications for requesting specific shades of colors on dashboards originate from creating a sense of branding.
While I am not opposed to branding, the most branding element I consider on the dashboard is the corporate logo and anything beyond that has not shown to add value to adoption rates.
IMHO successful dashboards are based on the following elements:
There are several other tips that the industry pundits like Stephen Few have written on effective dashboard design that you should consider reading/re-reading in some cases. Include those fundamentals in your design.
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