Dashboards are a useful way of displaying crucial information in an easy to access format.
Whilst dashboards are traditionally thought of as a business tool, they are used in everyday life to display information that we need to know.
Examples of dashboards are in transport vehicles. Cars, boats and aeroplanes all display highly critical information in view of the driver, skipper or pilot.
Think of a car dashboard. A car dashboard can display a significant amount of information including:
- Speed - So you can vary it according to the speed limit;
- Fuel level - To the extent that it may flash a light, prompting you to fuel up when running low; and
- Maps - Directing you to your destination.
Whilst the car’s dashboard has a significant amount of information, what is most important to the driver (speed, fuel etc.) is prominently displayed in terms of location and size.