A Quick Start Guide to Visualize FreePresentation Transcript
InetSoft Presents A Quick Start Guide to Visualize Free For use with Dashboard Insight’s Dashboard Design Competition
Getting Started Go to VisualizeFree.com and login or register for a free account. Click on the Datasets Tab and find the DashboardInsight Dataset. Click on the link, and from the next page click on ‘Create a new visualization’
The Data The Competition Data has already been uploaded for you. When you expand the DashboardInsight folder, you’ll find all of the data sheets and columns within them. We’ve also added a couple of custom fields that will allow you to perform data mashup with two or more different sets.
This is the Visual Composer Drag and drop your data directly onto the design grid to create tables Get your data from up here Drag and drop one of your tools and then add the data to them Get your tools from down here
These are your Data View Tools Display your data visually by selecting different Chart types Use Crosstabs and Tables to provide detailed information
The Chart Binding Pane Change the Chart Type 1. Open the Chart Binding Here Edit Dimensions and Measures 2. Drag and drop your data into the Chart Axes and Visual Fields
The Crosstab Binding Pane 1. Open the Crosstab Binding Highlight data and edit below 2. Drag and drop data into Crosstab regions
These are your Selection Tools (Drag and Drop data onto them) Selection Lists and Trees allow you to update the data displayed in your Data View Tools Range Sliders allow you to filter data between two points Calendars allow you to select a specific date, a date range, or compare between two dates
These are your Output Tools (Drag and Drop data onto them) Gauges, Thermometers, Sliding Scales, and Cylinders all allow you to summarize information at a glance Text can be used to create label or as a data output
These are your Input Tools Input Tools like RadioButtons and ComboBoxes allow you to create Top N analysis and change aggregation method, date granularity, or Data View binding After creating your Input Components, go into your Data View Tools and designate them by selecting the ‘Variable’ option
These are your Shape Tools Rectangles, ovals, and lines can be used to improve the overall aesthetics of your dashboard, or to aid in increasing the users’ overall comprehension
Change the Look and Feel of your Dashboard Resize the items from your toolbox by dragging on the corners Use the Formatting menu at the top of the Visual Composer to change the text, color, size, or alignment of your data or tools Access tool Properties or Format options by right-clicking to change their appearance or behavior
Need more Information? 1. Visit the Visualize Free Documention 2. Check out the InetSoft Dashboard Insight Contest Forum 3. Ask Mike a question by email at email@example.com 1. Dashboard Insight's Dashboard Design Contest Rules 2. Download the Dashboard Design Requirements Good luck to all contestants and Happy Dashboarding!