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Customer Role: How User Experience Research Is Conducted
 
Information Display
The Information Display pattern group helps project managers, developers, and designers select visualization techniques such as tables and graphs, which enable users to understand the meaning and significance of the numbers. Numbers are central to a user's understanding of business, and they help users make informed decisions.
   
   
 
An analytic table contains queried data organized in columns and rows. This pattern focuses on the run-time features available in a table and does not cover the creation of a table or how tables are used as spreadsheets.
 
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Does the end user need to examine values to discern patterns or trends?

Yes
No
No
Does the end user need an easy way to look up a particular value?
No
Yes
No
Does the end user need only a single data point summary (for example Up/Down)?
No
No
Yes

 
Analytic Table
User Type
Casual
Casual
Do the quantities need to be grouped in hierarchies?
No
No
Do the quantities of two different dimensions need to be grouped in hierarchies?
No
No
Are objects sortable within a group?
Yes
Yes
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Analytic tables contain the following features:

Actions

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Tables allow for content actions. These actions may be dependent on selection or independent and usually reside in the table subheader. Tables also support context menus that provide quick access to common features, including selection-dependent actions.

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The data queried in a table allows for drilling to detail. Because each table row represents a particular record, the user can obtain further details on a record by clicking the desired table row (links). All links in a particular table row should perform the same drill-to-detail action. If users need to perform a different action in a table cell, add inline action indicators.

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Tooltips (small layered boxes that appear when you move your cursor over the area) provide the user with additional textual information for the table element. The tooltip provides further details for a given record. The tooltip can accommodate a variety of sizes and content, including image thumbnails and links.

 
 
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