Dashboard Week – Day 3: The design challenge

Day three of the dashboard week was dedicated to the design aspects of the dashboard. The challenge was to create a well-designed dashboard using the superstore sample data set, get creative in using logos of our choice, and try uncommon fonts. It was a pleasant break from the Insights focused days earlier. 



The dataset contained the sales data with volume, profit, sale and order. I chose to name this superstore “Kyndryl” and create a business dashboard with pleasing colour tones trying “Century Gothic” fonts. 

Lessons Learnt

  • Concept of screen alignment and reading patterns of the user
  • Inclusive designing mechanisms, choosing colours that are comfortable for colourblindness
  • Design is not only how good it looks but also how well can it be used.
Shiva Ravi
Author: Shiva Ravi

Shiva, a graduate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, had an exciting Oil Industry career for over a decade exploring ocean bed through marine seismology. Being an Instrumentation specialist in International waters, he found his passion for data visualization while working with binary seismic data. Recently, in a short stint as a Technical Asset Manager, he discovered Tableau to manage the ridiculously diverse scientific equipment in the Global marine warehouse. He refers to inventory planning as finding a needle in the haystack, and Data analytics is like having a wand in hand. In a quest for learning, Shiva found Data school, which paved the way for the most-awaited career switch as Data Analyst. He is currently pursuing Masters of AI (Part-time) from Western Sydney University, and in his spare time, you can spot him cycling, running or designing logos. Recently, he tried his hand in cooking and took an interest in exploring cuisines. If there is something he cannot live without, that would be coffee!