The Boring Exhaustive List of Charts for Dashboards

Posted on 17 Dec 2013 in   Chart of the Week, Data Visualization, Information

There is an exhaustive list of chart types you can use for your web dashboards. Essentially, the way we look at it, there are two basic cateogories of charts :

Category #1 – Comparison, Composition and Distribution

Category #2 –  Grouping , Tracking , Relationship and Profiling

 

Category #1 : Comparison, Composition and Distribution

 Comparison Charts  :  

Bar Charts :

Simple

barchart

 Bullet

 

bulletchart

 

 Dot Plot Charts:

dotplot chart type for dashboard
Features of a Dot Plot

  • These charts are read left to right
  • The labels are Horizontally placed
  • Dots with optional connecting lines

Benefits of a Dot Plot

  • Efficient use of space
  • Allows for plotting multiple points on the same line. This is an improvement on divided bar charts because all the points have the same baseline.
  • Uses position along a common scale to indicate value

Slope Graphs:

slopegraph-data-dashboard

 

 

Composition Charts  :

Pie  Chart:

piechart-for-web-dashboards

Donut Chart:

donutchart

 Multi Layered Pie Chart:Multidimensional-piechart

Pareto Chart:

pareto-chart-for-dashboard

 TreeMap Chart:

TreemapChart

 

 

Distribution Charts:

Histogram:

histogram-dashboard

1D Scatterplot:

1D-scatterplot-dashboards

Boxplot example_chart_boxplot:

Category #2 : Grouping, Tracking, Relationship and Profiling Charts

Grouping Charts:

Grouped  Bar Charts:

groupedbarchart

Stacked Bar Charts:

stackedbarchart

 

 Chart for Tracking  : 

Line Charts:

line-chart-track-changes-across-time

Horizon Charts:

horizon-chart-to-comparevalues

Step Chart:

Step Chart for Dashboard - Chart Classification

 

Relationship Charts  : 

Scatter Chart:

scatterchart for dashboard

Bubble Charts:

bubble chart for data visualization dashboards

bubble chart for data visualization dashboards