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Interactive data control highlighter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239101D
Publication Date: 2014-Oct-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

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Abstract

Disclosed are a method and system to use highlighting and color-coding on business analytics dashboards to provide cognitive and visual clues to the users to assist with accomplishing analytic tasks.

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Interactive data control highlighter

Business analytics dashboards often have interactive data controls that allow users to filter the data on the various dashboard

widgets. These data controls help users perform analysis and narrow down the visualizations to the area of interest .

The data controls are often composed of data from various sources (e.g., datasets, widgets). For instance, when a range slider is created for revenue, the entire range can be calculated from two different widgets. The problem is that the existing products do not illustrate this to the users very well, and therefore do not help the users select the data points and ranges that may specifically impact visualization.

The novel contribution is a method and system to use highlighting and color coding to provide cognitive and visual clues to the users to assist with accomplishing analytic tasks. The method is used to clearly communicate the source of data points and ranges to the user when interacting with data controls such as list filters and range sliders. This allows users to understand the data source and better narrow down the selection on data controls in the area of interest .

When the data controls are created, the data points and the ranges that are used to create the data control are tagged by the

widget and dataset ID that were used as the source of data to create the user interface (UI) elements. Then, for each source of data, the system selects a unique color from a default, customizable color library. Thereafter, the selected color is used on the relate...