A dashboard is a visual display of key performance indicators used to track progress toward goals. Dashboards are typically presented as a set of graphical indicators with supporting information, such as descriptions or definitions. An example of a dashboard might be the collection of widgets on an iPhone's home screen or an Excel spreadsheet that contains graphs depicting sales figures over time.
Dashboard articles show the state of a product's health. These articles may include charts, graphs, and other visualizations that display how a product is functioning over time. Dashboard topics include trends, performance metrics, and usage statistics. Additional dashboard topics related to software development include analytics, system status monitoring, and monitoring dashboards.