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Rendezvous: Data Dashboards

iPad and iPhone mounted on a car dashboard
iPad as a Carputer by ivyfield on Flickr

Edit: Recording now available at

When you want to know how well your car is operating, you look at its dashboard. Similarly, you can develop data dashboards to monitor program progress and provide “at-a-glance” updates to your stakeholders.

Come join us on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 1pm Pacific time (Noon Alaska, 2pm Mountain) during our free monthly webcast at to learn more about the uses of data dashboards and fundamentals of good design during this session presented by Cindy Olney and Dave Tolmie from the NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC). The session will include examples of dashboards and identify free online tools so you can create your own!

If you are unable to join us then, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast at the Rendezvous website later.

As part of our Federal agency services regarding electronic and information technology resources being accessible to people with disabilities, closed captioning is available on this and future RML Rendezvous webcasts.

For more information please visit How do I connect to the Rendezvous? to test your computer connection as a Flash update may be needed. We look forward to seeing you at the webcast!

2 Responses to “Rendezvous: Data Dashboards”

  1. Ann Madhavan Says:

    Hi there,

    Just wondering if you are refering to something similar to IUPUI’s library data dashboard at


  2. Cindy Olney Says:

    Hi Ann — Yes, that website is an example of exactly what we’ll be talking about. We’ll talk about what I consider the foundational design decisions for creating a good dashboard — related more to choosing indicators for the dashboard than about graphic design. We have a couple examples and Dave will talk about how to use Google Docs to create a simple dashboard.

    Hope you can join us.