There are two types of dashboard inside Digimind Intelligence: your personal dashboard and shared dashboards. Shared dashboards are accessible by more than one Digimind user, and as a result are a perfect way to publish information in an interactive way. To find out more about personal and shared dashboards please read this post.
Shared dashboards are one of the ways you can share or publish information from Digimind Intelligence. To find out more about the other publication options you can read this post.
In order to be able to set up a shared dashboard you need to have either animator or administrator rights on the platform.
The advantages of using shared dashboards is that they are automatically updated. Your readers will always see the latest information on their subjects. In addition, the dashboard allows for an interactive experience. Visitors can consult information, graphs and analysis, clicking on the parts that interest them most.
Shared Dashboards are structured using tabs and portlets. You can create as many tabs as you would like and display portlets on the tabs. The portlets can draw on information from your projects using folders and / or tags. You can also display graphs for the same information, using folders and / or tags to select the information to analyse. To find out more about working with tags and folders in a project please follow this link.
Setting Up A Shared Dashboard
Setting up a shared dashboard is very similar to setting up your own personal dashboard. You can find out more on how to set up both shared and personal dashboards on this post.
There are some important things to keep in mind if you are planning to use your shared dashboards as a publication or sharing system.
User Knowledge and Experience
Some of the visitors to your shared dashboard may not be fully aware of how you have collected, selected and stored the information with Digimind Intelligence. They will therefore benefit from having a clear structure to the dashboard. Think carefully about how you name the tabs and the portlets, what is clear to someone who works with Digimind is not necessarily clear to others. Avoid terms such as "validated information", "stored information", "projects", etc.. Use instead terms such as "latest news", "latest information"
To help visitors to the dashboard it can be very useful to dedicate the first tab to a welcome page. On this tab you can use post-its to help your readers interact with the dashboard. You should certainly include a post-it that details the contents of the dashboard, another with the main contact details of people working on the project and possibly (depending on the experience of your readers) another that details how to interact with articles and graphs.
Adding images, logos and analysis to the dashboard will help to make it a more pleasant and welcoming environment.
You can add an image to the header by editing the dashboard and selecting to add an image.
The image will then display in the header:
Logos and other images can also be added in a post-it portlet on the dashboard.
Click to open a post-it, and then paste the image you would like to display:
The image will then display on the dashboard:
Another technique to help your readers is to include hyperlinks in post-its. This will enable you to link the dashboard to another site. Some useful applications of this include:
- a link to a certain article on our Help & Training Center
- how interact with My Reader
- how to prepare reports from My Reader
- a link to another DI.12 dashboard
- a link to one of your own websites (intranet, blog, etc.)
To do this, open a post-it portlet, write your text and then click to add a hyperlink:
It is also possible to add hyperlinks to images: