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aniketwagh

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Hello,
We are planning to design more than 20 dashboards for healthcare insurance industry.
Most of the dashboards will show trends per member or per region by date or month.
We are using BI tool to deign dashboard.
Please suggest what factors we should consider while designing such dashboards.
What widgets we can use.
Our BI tool provides various advanced widgets such as gauge,data cloud,maps etc.

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ketani

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sfew

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Kitani,

Your questions are too general for us to answer. Essentially, you're asking us to teach you the best practices of dashboard design. For this, I recommend that you read my book Information Dashboard Design.

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Stephen Few
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Along those lines, and hopefully more specific. I have an important presentation to a Pharma company that I want to display treatment selection trends, etc. It will be a report and as your Dashboard book points out, this then does not meet the criteria for a dashboard because the data won't change on a daily basis and hence update the dashboard. I am almost half way through "Now You See It" so I am comfortable displaying the data. however when I put the analytics (multiple regression, chi-squared test) on the powerpoint slide...it's just basically text and not impressive. In other words I am simply creating a slide with the statistical analyses results and it doesn't "look" very professional. Any suggestions?
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Gary,

As far as I know they are no specific representations for every possible analytic analysis you may perform on data. To be efficient, besides the analytic skills required in your field, you have to have good knowledge about dashboard design (this site and Stephen books are great resources) and good understanding of the tools you are using to display your conclusions. 

For instance, a multiple regression can be represented as a scatter plot with the regression line along with the values of independent variables taken into account. Ideal would be an animation showing the convergence of the solution (in case it exists) or different slides for different combinations of values for variables. But you can also imagine a full analytic application where several sliders widgets vary your independent variables and one graphic showing the results of chosen values.

Once you make up your mind, post here your thoughts related to the designed solution and I am sure you will get a more consistent feedback.
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Gary,

 

In your opinion, what are the characteristics of a professional looking slide? Also, for whom and for what purpose are you including multiple regression and chi-squared statistics? Do you believe that these statistics are important parts of the story that you’re trying to tell or are you including them because it is conventional or required to do so? If you believe these statistics are important, can you put what they say about treatment selection trends into words? I’m asking because, if you can tell us what these statistics are saying about treatment selection trends, we might be able to help you think of additional elements that can be placed on the slide to complement the statistics.


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