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T07: How to Design User-Friendly Dashboards

Monday, 1 July 2024, 13:30 - 17:30 EDT (Washington DC)
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Abbas Moallem (short bio)

Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering,
San Jose State University, USA



With a growing need for mass data visualization, most business and consumer applications display a dashboard page that includes an overview of the system status and content. What are the basic principles in designing effective and intuitive dashboards? This introductory/ intermediate course in dashboard design will provide an overview of the fundamentals for designing and evaluating effective dashboards. Participants will then evaluate several dashboards and practice building an effective dashboard.


Content and benefits:

The first section of the tutorial will be used to review the fundamental principles in designing dashboards. Participants will then practice evaluating several example dashboards. Following this, the team participants will build an effective dashboard following the guidelines and principles taught in the previous section.
The course will feature presentations, small group activities, and discussions to enhance learning. The presentations will examine the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Fundamental Principles of Dashboard Design
  • Visual Designs
  • Mass Data Visualization
  • Evaluating Dashboard User Interfaces
  • Building Effective Dashboards


Target Audience:

Potential beneficiaries of this course may be:

  • People who are involved with UI/UX design
  • User Interface Developers and Designer
  • HCI professionals with interest in UX design
  • Researchers already working in UX design
  • App Designers


Bio Sketch of Presenter:

Abbas Moallem, Ph.D., is a consultant and adjunct professor at San Jose State University, California, where he teaches human-computer interaction, cybersecurity, information visualization, and human factors. He is the program chair of HCI-CPT, the International Conference on HCI for Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Trust.

Dr. Moallem is the editor of HCI in Cybersecurity Handbook, Smart and Intelligent System and the author of Cybersecurity Awareness among College Students and Faculty. Understanding Cybersecurity Technologies published by CRC Press.