Shilpi Choudhury

Behind the scenes of dashboard design is a series of interviews with Product Managers, Developers and Designers of software products with kick-ass information dashboards to help you get an in insider’s view into their making. It’s Monday Morning. You are already late to office. You have a deadline at 2:30 pm and another at 5 pm. You… Read More »

2013 saw more and more ISVs take the data visualization route. From enterprise applications to products used by common people for managing their day to day tasks, data visualization emerged as a key value proposition of products. By making data more comprehensible and accessible, these products revolutionized the way we deal with data both big… Read More »

Today’s businesses compete on data. Whether it is increasing manufacturing yields, boosting marketing ROI or improving customer satisfaction, businesses want to improve their bottom line using data-driven insights.

A survey conducted by the Aberdeen Group titled Data, Discovery, Action in early 2013 found that more and more enterprise decision makers want or need analytical capability to understand their data well. While performing their tasks in CRM, ERP and other business applications, they are looking for better visibility, better reporting and quicker access to performance metrics. Due to this growing interest in analytical engagement, ISVs are powering their products with information visualization capabilities that will help their users get data-driven insights.

So the last time you got drunk what did you do? Danced on a table? Went ahead and asked her out? Or, simply drank and drank till the time you actually passed out? Well, we all have our share of drunk moments but we seem to be having some never-ending drunk chart moments too. So here’s our second set of drunk charts from around the world.

Jemstep helps individual investors manage their investments by providing guidance on what to buy, sell or hold for their retirement portfolio. Using proven portfolio modeling methods, Jemstep chalks out a plan to create the maximum return for their portfolio while keeping in mind the appropriate level of risk each user is ready to take.

In the 2nd part of this series we are going to have a look at another finance app with an amazing dashboard—Toshl Finance. Like Money Dashboard, Toshl is a money tracker and budgeting tool which lets you manage your expenses and income using a dashboard. Where it lags behind Money Dashboard is that it does not allow automatic import of data from your bank accounts. Every income and expense data has to be entered manually. Where it wins over Money Dashboard is its multi-platform availability—in addition to a well-designed web app, it supports iOS, Android, Symbian and Windows and syncs smoothly across different devices. Without further ado let’s have a closer look at the app dashboard.

Money Dashboard is touted as Britain’s answer to Mint.com (the most popular personal finance management app in US). It is an online application that lets you monitor, organize and take control of your money. Once authorized, it can link to all your various bank accounts, provide real-time graphical analysis of your spending, allow you to set and achieve spending goals and also set alerts. It is however, a read-only application, you cannot do any monetary transaction using Money Dashboard.

Dashboards have evolved a lot since their inception. From interfaces requiring you to be a wizard, to today’s simple, sleek designs, a lot has changed in the way users interact and make sense of the data in them. We covered 5 emerging dashboard design trends in the first part of this article. From metro layout-based… Read More »