Planning dashboard layout
Planning dashboard usage assures that users receive and interact with the expected data. After choosing the content and data to display on the dashboard select the gadgets to display this information. Verify that user permissions, such as file permissions necessary to view BIRT documents or BIRT data objects, enable target users to access this information. Then consider how you want users to interact with these gadgets. For example, do you filter the displayed data for the user or do you enable users to select filter values with data selection gadgets.
Finally, determine the dashboard layout for the expected web browser and screen size. Each dashboard supports four different layout formats; one column, two column, three column and freeform. You can change gadget placement on the dashboard to find the best balance of presentation and interaction. For example, keep related user interaction gadgets together. Users can also view any gadget, except the data selection gadgets at full screen.