Dashboard Charts are pictorial summaries or graph reports embedded into a software dashboard to show a relationship between two or more sets of data by means of lines, curves, points, a series of bars, and other graph symbols and signs. They summarize the information about certain objects or entities (e.g. projects, appointments, inventories, etc.) for further data analysis and decision making.
There are multiple kinds of dashboard charts, for example Area diagram, Pie chart, Burn-down chart, Scatter graph, others. All possible dashboard charts can be classified into two groups, such as Two-dimensional (flat) and Three-dimensional (3d).
Any dashboard diagram is built upon a range of data that defines what kind of graph report this diagram will show up. Usually all sets of data are gathered into a spreadsheet that is easy to read and update as new data arrives. Actually the combination of charts and spreadsheets allows building various kinds of graph reports on software dashboards. For example, individual performance of workers can be presented on a dashboard as Bar chart that uses employees’ to-do lists as input data.