With Qlik Sense you can design and create interactive apps consisting of a number of sheets containing visualizations of your data. Visualizations can be created from charts (such as bar charts, pie charts, tables, gauges, and treemaps), and also custom objects created using tools in the Qlik Sense Dev Hub. Visualizations are straightforward to add and customize. Interactivity, such as drill-down and filtering, is built in because Qlik Sense automatically highlights items associated with your selections. You can enhance interactivity further with functionality specific to the different visualizations.
While building visualizations on sheets, consider some rules of thumb:
- Consistency helps the user to navigate and understand the app.
- Keep the sheet tidy and let the data visualization play center stage.
- Focus on a few metrics (KPIs) per sheet and present these in priority order.
- Supportive information, like comparison metrics, should be available but separate from the key metrics.
- Make sure that the user can drill-down in data. For example, create dimensions for time and date to make it easy to drill down in year, month, week and day.
- Avoid using red and green colors as indicators because these colors can be hard for users with color-vision deficiency to distinguish.
You can get a lot of good inspiration by checking out the demo apps: