How to Visualize Your Data

See how you can get real-time insights across your strategic and operational landscapes through business-friendly visualizations.

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Written by Simon Wilkes
Updated over a week ago

Keywords: Data visualization, automation, views, presentation, URL fields

A number of out-of-the-box visualizations are provided by Ardoq. Here, we've listed all the ways this can be done along with a sneak preview of their benefits.

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If you want to build component-centric role-specific views to help non-EA roles self-serve the insights, check out the viewpoint creation guide.

Here are our top customer favorites:

  • Block Diagram - The block diagram is a very generic view to display any kind of graph data. The view follows your current context and depends on how you have managed the view modifier options and perspectives, plus the components it is connected to.

  • Dependency map - this view shows components and their parent-child hierarchy in horizontal lanes. Outgoing references are shown as circular items.

  • Component Matrix - List Components in Multiple Grouping Dimensions.

We think these are a great place to start, but we realize specialized visualizations give you and your colleagues a complete overview.

Other views include:

  • Pages - shows all the components in the current context.

  • Tagscape - gives an overview of all the tags and which references and components are tagged.

  • Component tree - shows an expandable hierarchical tree of all the components in the workspace.

  • Dependency wheel - shows all components linked to each other in the current workspace.

  • Treemap - shows a zoomable view of all the components in the current workspace. Good for aggregation of field values.

  • Relationships - shows a complete overview of all relationships in the workspaces or the given context.

  • Swimlanes - shows a similar view as the block diagram, but with components arranged in horizontal or vertical lanes.

  • Tables - a table is still an excellent place for displaying data.

  • Reference Table - shows references in a tabular view.

  • Dependency matrix - a good place to mass create references.

  • Spider Chart - shows one or more numeric fields as a series, touching the axis of each component in context.

  • Capability Map - a specialized visualization for viewing business capabilities.

  • Bubble Chart - shows components positioned and sized according to 3 numeric fields.

Some views also support "URL fields":

  • Block Diagram

  • Pages

  • Swimlanes

  • Tables

If you still have questions or need more information, reach out to us via our website or by using the in-app chat. After all, we're here to help.

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