From Monolith Software blog, “even the best dashboards are somewhat myopic, and badly designed dashboards can lead to complacency, poor communication and eventually overlooked issues, degradations or outages.”
This is something that comes up repeatedly when displaying data from one area to those from the wider business. Data in any form needs to come with the required info or education to provide clarity. The most basic chart can be mis-interpreted by those who make assumptions on the colours, format, numbers, etc before them. Admittedly, providing clear, functional, beautiful dashboards of a business’s data is difficult – and that’s one of the key reasons I enjoy doing it.