Adapting the Design Principles of Business Dashboards for Visualizing Status and Trends of River Water Quality –  A Case Study of Yogyakarta Province, Indonesia


Monitoring of river water quality is an essential part of environmental management activities. It is generating new data periodically, which are hard to keep track of with multiple pages of traditional reports or spreadsheets. A dashboard that can show a graphical presentation of the current status and historical trends of river water quality is needed to enable environmental managers to make right decisions at a glance. In this paper, we present the adaptation results of design principles of business dashboard to develop a web-based dashboard for river water quality. This adaptation includes use of officially published data by the environmental management agency of Yogyakarta Province Government of Indonesia. Google Map API is used to provide web mapping on the dashboard. Dynamic bar charts are used to visualize time series data. A slider is provided to show historical trends and progress. The approach of Web 2.0 is implemented to enable users to collaborate with each other to update data on the dashboard. Besides the capability to help users glean insights and make right decisions quickly on the sustainability and management of river water quality from a single interactive web-page screen, this dashboard is also a collaborative medium for multiple users to put and visualize river data together at one place.

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Firdan Machda, PT. Machda Furyco, Indonesia
Fahmi Machda, PT. Machda Furyco, Indonesia

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Conference: ACSEE2013
Stream: Sustainability

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