Planning Tips Before Building a Dashboard

by Linda Duong

Week 3 presentation at the DS. My task was to create a Viz and share my planning and execution process.

Step 1. Think through the steps that need to be completed and assign a timeframe. Example:

Step 2. Think about the user story, and the question you want to answer. (Find out more here:

Step 3. Think about your chart choice.  (Find out more here:

Step 4. Make a sketch of the layout of the dashboard. Example:

Step 5. Before preparing the data for analysis, think about how you want the output to look, what columns you need, etc. Example:

Now you're ready to start preparing and building your Viz. :)