Select either a Blank Canvas (to create your own from scratch) or select Starter Dashboard (which will help you get started with a few widgets). Give your Dashboard a name and click Create Dashboard. Add widgets to your Dashboard based on what data you want to look at and in what formats. For example, you can choose to look at data in Pie Chart format which will require you to choose both the metric and a dimension (Figure 2).
You can also apply filters to your Dashboards in order to include or exclude certain data from a widget and you can link individual widgets to full reports in Google Analytics.
Once you've created a dashboard, you can add widgets to it from within a regular report screen. Just look for Add to Dashboard at the top of each report and then select what data you want to include and to which Dashboard you want to add it (Figure 3).
The following are links to two dashboards that you can add to your account. Just click the link then choose the profile to which you want to apply it: