SERIES INFORMATION

The Dashboard Builder series contains the following articles.

OVERVIEW

“A dashboard is a visual display of the most important information needed to achieve one or more objectives, consolidated and arranged on a single screen so the information can be monitored at a glance” – Stephen Few

Smartabase’s dashboard builder means you can build dashboards that display the Smartabase data you’ve collected using event forms. Event forms record date and time-stamped data about an athlete, soldier or student – an event form can contain many different question and calculation fields. You can think of each event form as a dataset, which can be used as a source of data for your dashboards. Each of the dashboard builder’s widgets can then be configured to display data from the data sources you’ve set up.

The dashboard builder makes use of widely implemented web standards for visualisations (SVG, HTML5, and CSS), which allows you great control over the final visual result. This gives you many options for customising the appearance of your dashboard. Also, the exportable graphics are well-suited for print.

Dashboard builder interface example

Across the top of the dashboard builder, you’ll find these elements: