Speaking @ Data Moshpit - Dark Mode Dashboard Design

Berlin, September 2023

September 2023 I presented my session “Paint it black: Rocking dark mode dashboards” at Data Moshpit in Berlin.

Data Moshpit is a Metal-themed Data Saturday in a Metal Club in Berlin! There were many international speakers with interesting topics and of course a concert in the evening!


Session I presented: Paint it black – Rocking dark mode dashboards in Power BI 
Where & When: Maschinenhaus der KulturBrauerei, Berlin, Saturday 16/09/2023 18:20

Data Moshpit 2023 Berlin Valerie Junk Dark Mode Dashboard Design

About the Session - Paint it black: Rocking dark mode dashboards

Designing Power BI reports can be challenging; creating them in a different way than the old-school white background and standard Power BI color scheme can be even more difficult. Most people are afraid to use something other than the standard provided; however, designing a dashboard in a dark mode style (black or dark color background) can enhance the user experience. Just think about working with tools that all have dark mode all day and then suddenly opening a Power BI report brighter than the sun. Who wants that?

The session aims to guide the audience through the process of designing a Power BI report that is presented in dark mode. From selecting appropriate visual elements to optimizing readability and accessibility, guidelines will be given to create stunning visualizations that leave a lasting impression. And, of course, there is also some advice on how to sell this to the business!

Key topics

– Understand why a dark design can be beneficial

– Learn about the art of contrast and effective color choices

– Tips to increase readability and ease for the eyes

– Best practices in general when designing in Power BI

– How to sell this to the business 

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