Improvement idea n1: Warning when it is not possible to visualize all data. We should also make sure that we have options for original column order as well as a sorted order for column pickers. Instead of having a dashboard you can really dive into your data and look for explanations for events that impact your business. You can also select and isolate items, facet them along attributes and distinguish between them with the help of colors. It uses a free Web and touch-based interface to help users vigorously navigate through complex data they upload into the tool. What I am looking forward the most in the future development, is being able to set my own bucket size and colors.
Is that a missing opportunity? I looked at the example from Microsoft on the elections and I saw that the data was aggregated. This can be seen more clearly if we color the rectangles differently. I would love to hear what SandDance is doing with non-aggregated data. Its approach to data visualization based on single particles is truly groundbreaking and sets the standard for the next wave of data visualization products and tools. Now everything was displaying as it should. How are the Asian readers converting? Definitely not the right behavior and we'll work on fixing that! This allows users to stunningly create stories using analytic data with the help of dynamic visuals. With SandDance, you can look at data from many different angles.
I did play with the web version of SandDance but just for a short while. We worked closely with Steven and team in a series of weekly sprints, where we collaboratively developed, discussed and prototyped interaction models and interface elements. This flowing and dancing animation is not just for show, however. Encouraging collaboration and natural user interactions, SandDance is one of the most compelling new data visualization products available. Aside from these functions, there are so many more features you can explore by enabling the Settings button. At this point I am giving up and the snow is tempting me to go out. I am looking forward to see posts from other people and their use cases to see if I can better utilize this and hopefully get answers to my questions Want to see it live? You can also use Facet View to see the visualization broken up according to the different ranges of a particular attribute or variable.
This leads me to the next improvement, Improvement idea nr6: Allow users to select the colors on the palette. As you will see inthe video you can isolate and exclude parts of the data. I could see Europe dissolve into a column as well as other parts of the world: When the animation was completed, this was the result: What was I looking at? Ok, back to our grid visual. Data points can be further arranged into 3D stacks that can be viewed from practically any angle, generating new and potentially revealing perspectives on business information. SandDance is releasing through the , the official outlet for experimental projects from teams across Microsoft, to continue testing new and exciting data experiments. This will allow users to reveal various perspectives that are critical to gaining better business information. On the left-hand list of column names, select the column you want to want to change the sort order for.
Ease of use and possible portability into other platforms was important to us, so there are no signups, downloads, or logins required to use the standalone web-based version. Again, thanks for your comments and videos and we hope you continue to find ways to use SandDance! Drucker and Roland Fernandez, that experiments with new genres of visualization and represents an innovation in user interactions. I am looking forward to test the custom visual again when the new version is released, and I am really happy that my test, contributed with ideas for the development of the tool. I created a filter hoping I can see if Moscow have multiple data points and I am just visualizing the one with the higher sessions and here is what I see: Moscow: 7 records. Process Microsoft Research brought us in prior to the initial public launch of the platform to help develop a compelling and intuitive user experience for the platform, all while retaining a high degree of control. You can change the behavior of dragging the cursor from the default of selecting shapes to zoom or 3D rotate using the navigation panel button in the menu bar of SandDance. I am probably misunderstanding the use cases for the SandDance visualization? There are a number of visualization options including 3D scatterplot, maps, charts and histograms.
Perhaps, as all my data is hidden in one bucket, that is the reason why this is not so useful at the moment? These data points can also be further arranged into 3D stacks so that data as a whole or individually can be viewed at practically any angle. I suspect that some of the confusion came by sending some sort of aggregation of the data where only some of the data made it to the visual. Data visualization can make everything look better and more understandable. We actually provided source code of our visuals. Is it doing a distinct count? Idea Screen, Prototype, Early Adopter, Tech Transfer.
It was developed by Microsoft Research as a way for everyone to create custom and dynamic visual inputs through. While this may look like a summary chart, it is actually created with many rectangles. Microsoft created a website to demontrate the power of Sand Dance. Some comments: You mention that you want unaggregated data in SandDance, but mine behaved as I explained on the post. By widening the latitude and longitude bins the word map starts to appear again: Here I need to zoom in to see any detail on the data: It is not really showing me anything new, or I am missing something? Nine sessions is not in the raw data. I have aggregated the data to see where the memberships occur.
My issue is that I can not get the columns to sort in any order other than alphabetical. As Google Analytics has Geo data with latitude and longitude I could not resist to test that first. To use this powerful visual, simply the SandDance chart from the Visuals Gallery. As for scenarios that we're hoping people can use SandDance for, we've found it especially useful for showing stories about how people came to insights about their data by taking the audience through a logical sequence of steps which may or may not be the steps they used to find the insights themselves. Allow user to choose bucket size. You can do that with the Navigation Panel: I changed the Bin size from 3 to 1 and the visualization looked like this: I then changed it by 2 and this is what happened: Ok, so it widens the data….
And that's just the beginning of how you can customize SandDance — there are many other functionalities that you can enable using the settings button. With this in mind, Microsoft has developed SandDance, a free app that helps you create stunning and insightful visuals. Major Milestone as a stand-alone product last July. Microsoft Research has released , a free data visualization app that lets you gain insight in your surveys and research projects. Spearheaded by , Principal Researcher in the at Microsoft Research, the tool visualizes individual particles that represent every record within a dataset, giving you more control over the information through a dynamic and customizable user interface optimized for both conventional desktops and touchscreens. It also helps transform how you analyze and present information.