November 5, 2009
Avitec Airline DashboardDashboard Insight named the Avitec Airline Dashboard as its Dashboard of the Month for November. I can only assume that this dashboard is being recognized as a shining example, but I hope it was chosen simply by blind draw.
There are so many issues with the visual design of this dashboard. Just a couple of my observations (I could go on and on):
- The color choices, while pretty, are completely inappropriate and unnecessary. The two charts on the right are particularly horrific.
- The width to height ratio on the SAFA Ratio, Inspection Severities and Items charts are a poor choice. It looks like they are designed to ensure the screen is filled up, but they distort the story in the data.
- Why is the gigantic Avitec logo right in the middle of the Dashboard? I know it's self-serving, but it sure distracts you from interpreting the charts.
What else do you see?