I would like to again focus on the Hedley Environmental Index Dashboard provided by the University of Hong Kong. The determinants that constitute its success are described as follows,
Data: The dashboard system collects data from surveillance stations in real time and provides updates daily. This makes sure that the data is of high-quality, realiable, and up-to-date.
Cost: The dashboard is developed by the school with a humble amount of budget. The project is an update of algorithm and existing surveilance stations. Not a lot of money needs to be invested for the project to be done.
Operation: The dashboard is hosted on the University’s servers and are maintained by the school’s IT staff. The data collection and presentation pipeline is fully automated, meaning the dashboard is able to complete itself fully autonomously. The project itself doesn’t require a lot of personnel to maintain
Design: The dashboard is very intuitive and well designed, with detailed statistics by region. This provides a good user experience for everyone who is a layman or first time using the site.
People: The dashboard is open to the public, and has served useful purpose to provide public health information. Researchers, policy makers, and any citizen who is interested in learning about the air quality of that day and the potential health damage incurred could learn so from the dashboard.