Bad Dashboards: Why we should be forced to learn Nielson's 10 Usability Heuristics before we're allowed to play with our monitoring systems

Have you ever had to use a custom dashboard to monitor your system, and found it painful or frustrating to use? This talk walks through some of Jakob Nielson’s 10 Heuristics for Usability and common patterns in systems dashboards that violate them.



Alex Wise


Alex Wise is a computer scientist, software engineer, and teacher who has worked in the Denver area since 2017. He is best known for his work in cloud security and resilience.

He has taught and been a