Highlight Tables and Heatmaps
Understanding and using Highlight Tables and Heatmaps
How To Read Heatmaps and Highlight Tables
Highlight tables display data in a text table. Using color, they speed up how you identify the most important numbers within a range of values. These tables also have rows and columns to depict different dimensions.
Heatmaps present patterns, trends, and relationships within the data. They use color and size from two on the same or different measures. For example, while using color to help identify changes to a measure in a heatmap, the creator might reinforce its importance by keying the same measure to size. To identify trends you’ll want to ask yourself: where is my point of interest in relation to the lightest, palest color on the heatmap? Is there an increase in the size of the shape used at a certain time or place in the map? The answers to these questions could indicate a relationship or trend forming within the data.