โœจStories

Once your users are done with your home page, theyโ€™ll move on to stories to get more detailed insights.

What is a Story?

A story is a viz/chart with context to be understandable.

Reading a story, I should be able to serve a clearly established business need. As an App Builder, we are familiar with the data weโ€™re presenting, so things appear evident. It may not be the case for your users. Teach them, take them by the hand, and make them comfortable reading complex information.

With the Studio, in just a few clicks select some data and a type of viz. Follow the Studioโ€™s guidelines to customize your viz with all the available options.

The title

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Donโ€™t forget to name your story ๐Ÿ™‚

Choose an explicit, short title that helps the users understand what they will be looking at.

The Chart

Just like for tiles, you by configuring the Charts Parameters.

Note

Don't hesitate to visit our viz gallery later on to learn more about each viz!

Chart Parameters

This is where you choose which chart you want to use.

Start by selecting a type of chart from the dropdown menu.

Then follow the placeholders to enter the chartโ€™s parameters. Donโ€™t forget to use the preview window to check your changes in real time.

Mandatory parameters

These are parameters required for the chart to be drawn.

  • For example, you can not create a chart without a value column. value is the column containing the data.

  • The line tile will not show up without a date parameter

Optional parameters

These are, well, optional parameters you can configure to enhance your chart.

  • For example, in the leaderboard I can choose to sort my bars

Specifiers

From the interface, click under the "value" fields.

  • units

  • precision

  • sentiment

  • Dive into the dedicated section here.

Enrich your Story

Help your users understand what they are looking at. Pedagogy and context are very important.

You can add the following context :

  • Highlighted KPIs: Metric to highlight.

  • Narrative : explain how to read the story.

  • Tip : add videos, external links, or push recommendations from this menu.

  • Source : tell where the data is coming from.

  • Glossary : define terms, or explain KPIs from the collaborative menu

๐Ÿ’ก Did you know?

You can use Toucan Toco to adjust and enrich your data? Need to add calculations to your existing dataset? Want to add evolution to a specific metric? Merge datasources? ๐Ÿ“– Check out the data section of our documentation.

But just so you know, you will not find a tutorial in the trial session. Nonetheless, you can find all the informations following this link.

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