Dashboard mockups are either done in a low-fidelity “wireframe” style using a tool like Microsoft Visio or Balsamiq or in a high fidelity style using Photoshop. The lo-fi version is often done by a business intelligence dashboard project’s business analyst as part of gathering requirements. The hi-fi (sounds like the 70s right? does anyone other than me still have their hi-fi record player? lol) version is done by a graphic designer. As many people know, Photoshop is not exactly easy to pick up.
A mockup tool that has been growing in popularity is my Microsoft Powerpoint template. It’s a high-fidelity mockup tool especially for dashboard design. However, it’s rendered in Powerpoint and anybody can use it.
Take a look at the design:
You can download it here:
Powerpoint Template for Dashboard Mockups (that’s a direct ppt file download).
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