Gauge - Speedometer | Dashboard Visual Indicators


Visual Indicators


Gauge - Speedometer

The classic speedometer gauge shows the immediate status of a KPI, and is most useful when showing an actionable KPI.

KPIs displayed in gauges always have a Target value associated with them. The gauge will then change colour depending on if the target is met, exceeded or failed. This gives users a clear visual indicator of status.

TIPS: By itself, a gauge is not very actionable, as the data has no context beyond the target information. Include a time based Target line chart to take informed action.

When designing your gauge, your target either wants to be as low as possible (e.g. department spend) or as high (e.g. profit). Remember to set the colours of your gauge to represent each correctly.