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Display Picture

Display picture, often abbreviated as DP, is what users see on the screen of their device, whether it’s a desktop monitor, smartphone, or tablet.

We’ve all been on our mobile device and tried to touch one thing but ended up selecting something completely different. This can be frustrating and time-consuming. That’s why, once a user reaches your BI dashboard, it’s important to remove any barriers to information consumption – including any click paths to dive deeper and explore other visualizations.

When designing display pictures for BI, make sure to incorporate spacing between filters, links, and visuals. The small screens on most mobile devices make it challenging for users to select objects that are right next to each other. Touch targets should be at least 48×48 DP, and they shouldn’t overlap. This ensures that users will be able to reliably and comfortably target them with their fingers.