We have an app that works in two separate pages. It involves sharing content and presenting information with other users. The secondary, optional (but highly recommended) page is called a dashboard. From this there are metrics which show user connection status, and whether they have submitted requests for certain things, etc. Visually, it presents a quick way to see the status of all users.
So far, it’s clearly a dashboard. However, from this dashboard there is also the option to do actions like chat, edit, assign groups, etc. This seems to be going beyond a typical dashboard’s remit of presenting data. We don’t want to confuse users or make them miss features by limiting the second page to only a ‘dashboard’.
So my questions are:
- is there a better name for this UI/UX element than ‘Dashboard’?
- am I misguided in thinking a dashboard is just for viewing information, not carrying out actions/tasks?
Any thoughts on this would be very appreciated. Redesigning the app to separate data visualization features from action features is not possible.