Learn how to make the most out of Geckoboard's key features to help make your metrics unmissable.
Example of a well designed TV dashboard
This dashboard uses:
- Status indicators to highlight a metric's performance
- Headings to group widgets
- Goals to show progress towards targets
Highlight a metric's performance
Use status indicators to add context to numbers and call attention to them when a metric is performing above and below expectations.
Use status indicators when
Metrics have a threshold (or thresholds) that separate good from bad.
Group your widgets using headings
Use the Text widget to add simple, clear headings to groups of widgets, or your dashboard as a whole.
Headings have a larger font size than widget titles, and are useful for providing extra context to your metrics that can be seen from a distance.
Use headings to
Avoid repeating a title throughout a dashboard.
Show your progress towards targets
You can add a goal to a Number widget that will show your progress towards a particular target over time, and trigger a brief celebration when the target is reached.
Use goals to
Creating a feeling of progression as you edge closer towards your targets. They're great for keeping a team motivated, particularly when working towards longer term objectives.