Navigating KPI Block

Workout Wednesday – Week 30

Week 30 saw a fairly simple workout that focussed on formatting and the capability of the designer to make the dashboard user friendly and responsive. The dashboard got me in a fix initially since the dashboard I created was extremely sluggish. Before we dive into the details lets take a look at the original dashboard.

Click here to view the interactive dashboard

If you view the original viz you’ll realize that the transitions are smooth and quick. That’s something that dashboard actions cannot achieve.

Being a beginner myself – it took me some time to decipher that the blocks are actually dashboard buttons with an overlay of a .png image of – city, order, customer, product count and not individual worksheets. This was a key takeaway – to speed up the transition/animation consider dashboard buttons instead of the dashboard actions.


  • Dashboard size: 600 x 600, # of sheets is up to you
  • Create a 4 block of KPI/BANs representing the distinct count of
    • Customers
    • Cities + State combo
    • Product Name
    • Order IDs
  • Users should be able to click on a box and navigate to a bar chart that shows Sales by the chosen dimension
  • Match formatting (and I’ve turned off all tooltips this week!)
  • Colors come from Hue Circle

Here’s my viz –

Click here to view the interactive dashboard

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