A dashboard panel is a powerful resource in your daily routine. And most of the times, it is also useful for many more people, because it’s an information radiator. Critical information for your team, located in a place where the team can see it (a large screen or TV), and updated regularly.

Alistair Cockburn coined and described “information radiator” as:

An information radiator displays information in a place where passersby can see it, don't need to ask questions; the information simply hits them as they pass.

  • The information changes over time. This makes it worth a person's while to look at the display.

  • It takes very little energy to view the display. Size matters when it comes to information radiators—the bigger the better.

Wallboard mode

Following the concept of information radiator coined by Alistair Cockburn, this is the default mode that users see when accessing to a dashboard using a public link (see Learn about Public or External Sharing to learn how to share a dashboard externally). It’s optimized for large screens or TVs, where the main differences with the normal dashboard view are:

  • Dark mode is switched on by default, although you can switch it off. It reduces the impact on the eyesight, is soothing to the eyes and improves the visual ergonomics.

  • There’s no top Jira menu bar, more space for your critical information, the bigger the better.

  • There’re no options to edit the dashboard or the slide, but you can still control the slideshow to pause/play or go to the next/previous slide.

  • You can view the dashboard in full screen, again, the bigger the better.

Set up a wallboard

The wallboard mode is the default mode when you share publicly a dashboard. To create a public link:

  1. Click on the :shortcut_share: Share button.

  2. Enable the Public Link toggle and copy the URL.

  3. Use this link to display your information radiator. Remember that anyone with that link can see the dashboard content.

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