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What's in a Juicebox: Connected Visuals

The ability of an excel novice (i.e. me) to use a pivot table is basically naught. My ability to manipulate data does not exist, and yet I work for one of the most forward-thinking data presentation companies! Nevermind why I was hired, I quickly learned how to use a Juicebox application because Juicebox is designed with the everyday end user in mind. We have tackled the problem of data delivery to both analytical and non-analytical groups. In this post, I want to chat about one of the features that make that possible: connected slices. What is a slice? A slice is a Juice term for a data visualization within a section of Juicebox application.

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I have mentioned before that Narrative Flow is important to Juicebox. Our applications are web-based and users expect to move and navigate from top to bottom, like when interacting with a webpage. Part of that movement from top to bottom in Juicebox means that as the user is making selections within the application, those selections should not only carry down the page but that they should also inform the visuals that follow.

We strive to be the world's best platform for telling data stories and because of that connecting our visuals together is vital. When someone makes a selection in the topmost slice, it places a filter on the data and the selection they make. This filter helps the user narrow down their selection and drill into the data.

Much of the problems with static reports and dashboards is that they only give the user a top-level view of his or her data. Traditional solutions do not provide the ability to drill further to discover what factors could be driving the data. In essence, today's charts, dashboards, reports, and BI solutions give the user a snapshot and not the whole story. 

Curious to see what else is included in Juicebox? Check out some of these posts highlighting other unique features:

What's in a Juicebox: Narrative Flow

Do you remember when Facebook first launched its News Feed? I do. I can recall complaining with friends that it was "too stalker-ish" (we were right) and that "no one was going to use it" (we were wrong).

Today it's hard to imagine Facebook without its signature News Feed, but for a long time I did not care for it at all. That's because once people get used to a certain way that things operate on the web, they don't like it when those practices are changed. Not only do they dislike change, but they come to expect certain design practices online. Take for example the horizontal navigation bar found across the tops of web pages: around 88% of websites have its main navigation panel there on every page. Nine times out of 10, that's the first place a user will look when attempting to navigate through a website.

Another piece of design experience that all users expect is vertical narrative flow. Web pages flow from top to bottom and as you want to learn more about a company, product, piece of news, etc. you scroll down.

Juicebox is not unique among BI solution to offer a design layout that flows from top to bottom. Infographics and web pages have taught us that people want to read data the way the same way that they read text. However, Juicebox has a special ability to seamlessly connect the narrative flow, dynamic textual content, and complex filters to give users an effortless experience while navigating data.

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Narrative flow is essential to the experience of Juicebox and our user-centered design. As a user interacts with a Juicebox application, they are continually making decisions about what they would like to see in the data, what relationships are most important to them between segments and tables, and what details they need to make informed decisions. All of these complex interactions are done behind the scenes as Juicebox provides that infographic-type feel in a web-based format.

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Can you think of a situation where you need to deliver data to an audience of users? Maybe it is customer reporting or a data model that needs a user interface for people who are not data savvy. In recent months we have made it even more easy for you to get started with Juicebox. Through our Guided Design Process you can see your data in Juicebox and give access to 10 users so that they can experience the ease of navigating through your data in a narrative flow. To learn more about Juice's Guided Design Process, check out our resources page.

You Don't Need a Slide Factory

You might be surprised to learn that one of our most popular blog posts of all time is Automated PowerPoint Generation, or Making a “Slide Factory.” Even though this post was published almost nine years ago, month after month we continue to see it rise to the top of our most visited pages. 

Whenever someone reaches out to us asking if we have a ‘Slide Factory’ solution, we tell them two things:

  1. Sorry, we do not.

  2. You don’t actually need a slide factory.

In fact, the need for automated presentation delivery is the genesis of our data storytelling solution, Juicebox. We are intimately familiar with the need to deliver data to customers, co-workers, stakeholders, etc., in a consistent, structured manner that communicates a message while providing each person with the data that is most relevant to him or her. Instead of attaching a 50-slide PowerPoint deck, Juicebox does that same job with an interactive reporting application. Users benefit from a guided analytical story, ability to capture insights, and features to collaborate with others.

Not only do your users benefit, but you no longer have to deal with report production and ad hoc headaches! Juicebox was designed with the data consumer in mind, meaning that the need to spoon feed your audience data and information through long-drawn-out PowerPoint slide decks is no more. 

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In recent months, we have made it more affordable and simpler than ever to get started with Juicebox. Through our Guided Design Process, customers are seeing what their data looks like in a Juicebox application within days not months. We give you four weeks and ten user accounts to test Juicebox with your data, you have plenty of time to get user feedback and build a business case for using Juicebox. Pricing starts at only $6 per user (with a 50 user minimum). With tiered discounts for more than 500 users, Juicebox is a competitive option for any budget!

If you would like to test drive your data in Juicebox, fill out our Get Started form and we will be in touch ASAP.

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