A Novel Concept for a Collaborative Dashboarding Framework
Dashboards are commonly used to visualize, analyze, interact with, or to present data in various forms. Their application domains are unlimited, e.g. they can be used as an information desk in the town hall, as a platform in meetings, as an analysis tool for business intelligence, or for providing an overview in disaster scenarios etc. Nevertheless, current dashboarding solutions mostly incorporate only rudimentary collaboration features. After an extensive state-of-the-art research on current dashboard and collaborative solutions, we present a concept for a web-based dashboarding framework with collaboration as the driving force for the design. Inspired by three highly collaborative use cases, our concept aims at innovative sharing possibilities, intuitive and powerful collaboration features, and a flexible design. We conclude with describing how our three guiding use cases can be conducted using the developed concept and give an outlook on our future work on enhancing this high-level design.
KeywordsCollaboration Dashboards Collaborative environment Dashboard design guidelines Dashboarding framework Web-based dashboards
This research was partially funded the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Technology in the context of “Smart Data - Innovations in Data”, Grant No. 01MD15004E.
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