The individual charts can also be increased in size from the dashboard itself to isolate the chart from the dashboard, making the chart clearer to the user. Lastly, the actual data from an individual chart can also be shown, allowing the user to take a closer look at segments of the data that show interesting results.
Another useful feature is the brush tool. This enables the user to highlight data in more than one dashboard chart. Highlighting the same pieces of data on different charts enables the user to see trends they could have never seen before. It lets the user see the data in various formats, making it clearer to the user how that data affects the overall data set.
Data can also be restricted by filters. Specific variables can be incorporated into charts using the pencil too. Data is separated into dimensions and measurements which can be plotted on either the X or Y axis. Multiple sets of data can be plotted on either axis, creating multiple stacked charts depending on the amount of sets selected. Various charts are available to choose from, all of them can be changed depending on color, size, shape, and text.
How the chart or graph is displayed visually can make it easier for the user to understand how a certain data point can affect the data group as a whole. For instance, in the construction industry a bar graph could be used to compare employee’s salaries to the actual revenue each type of employee brings in. So the two different data sets would be represented by different colors making it clearer to the user the differences between the two variables.