This project's goal was to quickly design an employee performance management dashboard in two weeks. As customary, I started with crafting a couple of personas—representative users of a product. Personas inform the design greatly and are an important component of UCD (user-centered design).
Next, I started sketching once I gathered all the business requirements which included "must have" features. This example is the 4th version.
After we're satisfied with the general idea represented by the sketch, I went to work to lay out the dashboard modules on a canvas. Arranged on a grid system, this design allows for modules to be moved around the page for customization (one of the business requirements).
The final design demonstrating customization of modules, drilling deeper for more detail, and editing the actual content of cards on the dashboard.