Tag: best practices

Apply the KISS principle to your dashboards. C’mon. Do it.

June 16th, 2015 — 12:52pm


Wow, I just thought I’d check on how many dashboards we handle at DashThis. I knew we had a bunch, but I’m still surprised do see that we have more than 23,000 active reports!

From time to time, I check some of them to see how our clients use our reporting tool. I guess there are as many different ways to create a good dashboard as there are great web agencies out there.

One thing that stands out from the crowd though: most of our dashsboard-intensive users (clients with more than 20 dashboards and reports in their account) keep things very simple.

I could say they follow the KISS principle when creating their dashboards.

What is the KISS principle?

KISS stands for “Keep it simple, stupid”. Or said otherwise, the simpler the better.

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Stéphane has been working on business Web projects for more than 15 years. He has a computer science degree and a MBA specialized in e-commerce from Laval University in Quebec City. That also explains why his writing can sound weird: He is a French Canadian!

View his LinkedIn profile or email Stephane: stephane@dashthis.com

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