The European Populations Dashboard, developed by Corda, is a very simple and straightforward dashboard. It shows some of the features of the dashboard software created by this company in a manner that is easy to follow and intuitively understandable.
Of course the primary chart on any population dashboard will usually be a map, and this is the case with the European Populations Dashboard. The user is provided with a geopolitical map of Europe, where each of the countries have been colour coded to represent their relative populations. Major cities are represented by two dimensional shapes, each of which also indicates a certain population range. When the mouse is passed over the map, the specific figures of each country and major city are provided. The user also has the option to click on any of these countries. This provides a close up view of the country, along with information on the population of any extremely large cities it may contain. The remainder of the main tab on this dashboard is taken up by two horizontal bar charts providing information on the largest countries in Europe, and the largest cities.
There are three other tabs on the European Populations Dashboard, providing information on European populations in comparison with the rest of the world. The second tab focuses on Western Europe alone however, providing a map of the countries in this region along with their populations. Clicking on any country on this map provides a larger more detailed map of the country itself, with provinces or counties included, all of which are colour coded to give information on population figures. Running the mouse over this map will provide precise figures for each area.
The third tab on this dashboard is a map of the countries of the world. Each region is again colour coded to indicate population levels and users can click on particular regions to see larger maps of these areas. Finally there is a Comparison tab, which features two bar charts. One compares the populations of the countries in western europe, while the other looks at the population levels of the largest cities.
Overall this is a well laid out dashboard, that provides adequate and relevant information on the topic in question. One drawback however is the choice of colour. This dashboard relies heavily on grey, which is not very attractive and gives the entire display a very dated appearance.