2008 Election Dashboard Update:
Election Returns Map:
The Dashboard Spy reviews scores of political dashboards in the post:
Original post: We’ve highlighted some 2008 election dashboards in past posts on Dashboards By Example and have seen some pretty nifty work. Let’s continue that theme and look at an Adobe Flex dashboard coded by a long time Dashboard Spy reader and fellow BI blogger, Doug Marttila from forestandthetrees.com fame.
As you may know, Flex 3, the latest release from Adobe, has an increased number of charting components of interest to Business Dashboarders. For those interested in an insider’s view of programming with Flex 3, visiting Doug’s blog will give you a good sense of using Flex for data visualization. His recent work with a dashboard that tracks the 2008 election (delegate counts in particular) has been noteworthy.
Here’s the information that Doug sent along with his dashboard contribution:
I made this flex dashboard in part to learn Flex Charting Components – which I now think are great. I’m a full time flash/flex developer, so I’m biased. But, I think that Flex is clearly the best choice for dashboard development: fast development, lots of pre-built tools, and a growing open source community adding more libraries (many applicable to dashboards) all the time.
Thanks so much for sharing this great dashboard, Doug!
Here are some screenshots. Of course, so you’ll want to visit the flex dashboard demo itself to get a feel of how the flex components feel. Here’s the link: 2008 Election Flex Dashboard
Tags: 2008 Election Dashboard, Adobe Flex Dashboards, Political Dashboard, Election Campaign tracking dashboard.