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Kristin McCarthy

According to Stephen Few’s article, he defined a dashboard as “a visual display of the most important information needed to achieve one or more objectives; consolidated and arranged on a single screen so the information can be monitored at a glance” and dashboards should have supporting features that include high-level summaries that can be communicated at a glance and contain concise and clear display mechanisms. Whereas the maternal dashboard does seem to have some features of a dashboard, I am concerned that there is so much information displayed and this undermines a person’s ability to understand the information at a “glance”. I would think that there is a more efficient way to condense some of the information into more effective high-level summaries for the user.