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|The User Experience
Flexibility and simplicity is key to making the user experience effective – if it’s too hard, or the tools are too limited, users can’t achieve the desired results.
Finding patterns and
transforming data may be the technological core of the analytics, but
to make results useful, we need to present findings in ways that make
it easy for operators to understand and act on them. Flexibility and
simplicity is key to making the user experience effective – if it’s too
hard, or the tools are too limited, users can’t achieve the desired
From its earliest days, our approach has been for our software to automatically generate rich, intuitive visualizations to show operators analytic findings, trends, correlations and relationships without the conventional approach of requiring assembly of graphical displays. That approach has dramatically reduced the cost of delivering analytics and enabling owners and operators to achieve financial results.
But there is always a need and desire to customize presentations of data and analytics to fit the needs and interests of different users. In 2017 we introduced a feature called View Builder that provides users with a “point-and-click” tool to create custom views that combine multiple views into Apps, reports, and views. (Find details on View Builder here: https://skyfoundry.com/file/263/SkyFoundry-Insider-Sept-2017---View-Builder---A-Special-Issue.pdf
With the latest release of SkySpark (v3.0.15), we have added the ability to modify the presentation of the standard SkySpark Apps with no programming required with a feature we call “Swivel.”
takes the power of automatically-generated visualization tools
to a new level by allowing the user to easily modify the analysis and
presentation of their data to fit their needs with just a few mouse
clicks. It allows users to slice and dice their data AND analytic
results in virtually any way desired – and most importantly it does it with
absolutely no programming required.
Here’s a quick example. The App that presents “Sparks” – analytic results – is considered the focal point of SkySpark for most users. That App has always provided users with clear, intuitive views of analytic findings. The default view shows the key attributes of Sparks the Site, the Rule, the Duration, the Cost and our “sparklines” which show the exact pattern identified in the data.
let’s say I want to show duration and other attributes in a
different graphical format. With a simple click on “Options,” I can
choose different display options. In this case, I will show Duration
and Cost as “bubbles.” (Options include bubble,
bar timelines, and text)
let’s say I want to organize the Sparks-based on different
attributes. In this case, I will group my Sparks first by City, then
Site, then Equip and finally by Rule:
are really just scratching the surface of what you can do with
Swivel, and it’s hard to convey software interaction in a static
document. In order to grasp its full potential, you really need to see
it in action. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn
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