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Visualize your user research with our new pie chart, treemap, and radar chart!

1 minute read13 June 2019
Illustrated screenshot of the radar chart in Dovetail.

Visualize your research project with 24 new, unique combinations of charts with a new pie chart, treemap, and radar chart. Get a quick overview of your projects’ tag groups, tags, and highlights, and take a few screenshots of beautiful charts for your presentation.

Pie chart

The new pie chart showing tags and tag groups in a project.
The new pie chart showing tags and tag groups in a project.

A pie chart has been a popular request! See a pie chart of your tags or a roll-up of tag groups across three different metrics: highlight countnote count, and tagged text volume.

Treemap

The new treemap showing tags in a project.
The new treemap showing tags in a project.

Looking for a different way to visualize your data? The treemap gives you a colorful and space-efficient way to compare values for one of the following metrics: highlight countnote count, and tagged text volume.

Radar chart

The new radar chart showing tags in a project.
The new radar chart showing tags in a project.

The radar chart gives you yet another way to compare values for one of the following metrics: highlight countnote count, and tagged text volume. It’s a bit of an experiment so we’d love to hear your feedback.

Bar chart

The bar chart showing tags in a project.
The bar chart showing tags in a project.

Like all of the charts above, the bar chart lets you compare the following metrics: highlight countnote count, and tagged text volume.

Other improvements

We’ve also made several other improvements to our charts feature:

  • Added values to the legend.

  • Added hover tooltips to all charts.

  • Added animations to all charts.

  • Added breadcrumbs to act as the chart title.

  • Updated the behavior so all items are selected by default.

  • Improved the usability of the filter legend including ‘Show all’ checkboxes.

  • Improved accessibility and keyboard interaction of the filter legend.

  • Improved the layout for charts on mobile devices.

  • Improved cross-browser compatibility of charts.

Try it out

Just click Charts in the sidebar, then click Chart in the top right to choose a new chart. To change the metric, click Metric in the top right and choose a new metric.

For more information on charts, check out our help article, and feel free to send us your feedback by clicking Support, then Feedback!

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Benjamin Humphrey
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