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    Dashboards and Public Health: The Development, Impacts, and Lessons From the Irish Government COVID-19 Dashboards


    Gleeson, Justin and Kitchin, Rob and McCarthy, Eoghan (2022) Dashboards and Public Health: The Development, Impacts, and Lessons From the Irish Government COVID-19 Dashboards. American Journal of Public Health, 112 (6). pp. 896-899. ISSN 0090-0036

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    Abstract

    Dashboards use a suite of visual analytics, such as various forms of graphs (e.g., line graphs, histograms, bar charts, pie charts), maps, and infographics (e.g., gauges, traffic lights, meters, arrows) to display and communicate time series and spatial data. 1 Most contemporary dashboards are dynamic (i.e., being updated as data, including real-time data, are released) and interactive (e.g., allowing selecting, filtering, and querying data; zooming in or out, panning, and overlaying; changing type of visualization).2 The power and utility of dashboards is that they act as effective cognitive tools for making sense of and tracking voluminous, varied, and quickly transitioning data, enabling users to examine emerging patterns and trends and make evidence- informed decisions and policy responses.3,4 Consequently, dashboards have become common across sectors as a means to communicate, monitor, track, analyze, and act on large volumes of dynamic data.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Dashboards; Public Health; Development; Impacts; Lessons; Irish Government COVID-19 Dashboards;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Item ID: 16009
    Identification Number: AJPH.2022.306848
    Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
    Date Deposited: 27 May 2022 15:22
    Journal or Publication Title: American Journal of Public Health
    Publisher: American Public Health Association
    Refereed: Yes
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