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Top 5 Free Dashboard Design Resources (Sketch UI Kits)

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Top 5 Free Dashboard Design Resources (Sketch UI Kits)

Discover the top five dashboard design resources a.k.a. Sketch UI kits.

We curated top 5 free dashboard design kits from around the inter-web and we thought we should share it with you what we have found, some are good to start with and some are so-so. Without further ado…

#1: Velocity Dashboard UI kit by Invision

This is to-the point dashboard UI kit, even though it has 300 UI elements, 70 components and 30 screens. However we don’t like the data-to-ink ratio. What we love about this kit is a clean-layout very much suitable for enterprise dashboard, sections are properly separated, information hierarchy is maintained across the screen. You can download it from here

#2: Smart Home UI kit by Invision

Even though this kit is meant for the user interface for “Smart Home” related products activity dashboards, but we found some interesting elements for example the Line Bar Chart seems very nice, and clean. Then there is a Circular Progress Bar. It has 100+ UI elements and 24 screens. You can download it from here.

#3: Cryptocurrency Dashboard

We like the idea of this dashboard design from the perspective of analytical/tactical design perspective. It is a lightweight dashboard in terms of elements. However, it is neatly organized in Sketch Symbols. Some of the dashboard UI elements you can find in this resource are Cards, Breadcrumbs, Data Table, Line Chart, List, Side Menu and News Feed. You can download it from here.

#4: Dashboard UI Kit

This is bit more than the dashboard UI kit, it contains the form elements as well. Best suited for Strategy Dashboard. It is a very comprehensive kit, contains Forms, Charts, Modals etc. However what we really don’t like about this is the usage of extra white-space inside the table component, in our opinion not suitable for operational dashboard type. You can download it from here.

#5: Productivity Dashboards

This is dashboard I am going to call it a pure operational dashboard, you have seen the example of that type of dashboard in Trello.com like services. The focus of this dashboard is on the day-to-day tasks to be done. You can download it from here.

These are some of our top 5 choices, however, UI kits alone don’t solve the problem. If your dashboard don’t have a proper design thinking, then the mere UI kits won’t raise your dashboard user experience. And if you are wondering how many type of dashboards are out there then don’t forget to read this.

About The Author

Hi, I’m Mudassir Azeemi. I help tech startups design better digital products without hiring a full-time designer.

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Dashboard Design: What is dashboard?

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Dashboard Design: What is dashboard?

Discover how to design a usable dashboard.
This can be done only when you know the anatomy and basics of dashboards.

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Dashboards are the mode of communication. They provide the powerful insight to the data which enable people to do the informed decisions. However, after observing dashboards so far, I came to know that it is not an easy task, and so far the dashboard design is still a challenge, thus the title of this article. I will try to answers those challenges which I learn due to my experiences working for small and big corporation.

Dashboards type

There are three types of dashboards:

  1. Strategic Dashboards
  2. Analytical/Tactical Dashboards
  3. Operational Dashboards

Strategic Dashboards

They are also known as “highest-level management dashboard”, they are connected with the balanced scorecard methodology invented by David Norton and Robert Kaplan, it means a way of looking at your organization that focuses on your big-picture strategic goals. These type of dashboards are used by the highest level of company’s hierarchy. Following are the main ingredients of the Strategic Dashboards:

a. KPI Metrics Scorecard
b. Target Analysis vs. Actual Analysis
c. And recommended actions

Analytical/Tactical Dashboards

Think of them “tracker” dashboard, they are used to keep an eye on company’s goal and initiative. They help us to measure the defined goal values from the actual implementation of them. Following are the core ingredients of the Analytical/Tactical Dashboards:

a. Forecast vs. Actual values.
b. Trace the history.
c. Volatility and Trend.

Operational Dashboards

They are “department” specific dashboards, they have more detailed insight and main focus is on day-to-day task, think of them as a microscope of company’s daily flow. Following are the important ingredients of Operational Dashboards:

a. Process oriented analysis.
b. Current Trends and Fluctuation.

These dashboard if you see from bird-eye view are all integral, what we learned today is dashboards requires the deep understanding of the target users, and then present the data according to their need. And what type of action is needed for different type of users.

This is the first part in the series of “Dashboard Design” series. Next topic will be “Dashboard Design: What are the fundamental challenges of dashboard design?”.

Are you struggling with the idea of Dashboard Design? What are you challenges? Let’s have a conversation.

About The Author

Hi, I’m Mudassir Azeemi. I help tech startups design better digital products without hiring a full-time designer.

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