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How to visualise Confluence form data in three simple steps

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Matt Christiansen
22nd November, 2023
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Matt Christiansen
22nd November, 2023
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Get started with visualising form data
How can visualisation improve understanding?
When would you want to visualise form data?

Is data sending your head spinning? Here’s how to decipher answers faster by visualising form data in Confluence.

So you’ve read our guide to creating forms in Confluence and collected a whole lot of user feedback. Now you’ve got the task of making sure that data actually means something.

It’s easy to get lost in figures and ideas, but by visualising form data, you can quickly understand and break down responses and results. Research has shown that visual data is far easier on our hard-working brains - so let’s get started!

Get started with visualising form data in Confluence

If you don’t already have Forms for Confluence, you can install it here for free up to 10 users. Follow our guide to create your first Confluence form.

1. Click on the “Apps” tab in the top bar, then select Forms for Confluence. This will take you to the Forms for Confluence homepage.
A screenshot of the Apps dropdown menu in Confluence. Forms for Confluence is highlighted
2. From here, click on your chosen form. You should land on the Summary tab. Here, you’ll see that each question has a relevant chart or visualisation to help you better understand your data.
A screenshot of a pie chart on the Forms for Confluence summary page
Note: The chart you see will depend on the type of question it is (e.g. a dropdown question will show a pie chart, whereas a star rating will display a bar graph).
3. You can filter your view of the responses featured in each chart or graph by clicking on the response names (e.g. ‘Yes’) above it.
A gif showing a user clicking to filter responses on a pie chart in Forms for Confluence
⚡️ Pro Tip: If you want to see how each individual responded to the form questions, you can do so by clicking on the Responses tab. This could help you to compare how employees from different departments or teams feel about a particular issue, for example.

How can visualising form data improve understanding?

Data is crucial in helping us to identify trends, find both problems and solutions and make informed decisions - no matter the issue. Whether you want to present data to others, or if it’s just for you, there’s one thing that is essential - the data must be easy to understand.

So, how can data visualisation tools help?
  • They allow us to instantly see patterns that may not be obvious from viewing the raw numerical data alone. This is particularly important for when summary statistics don't tell the full story.
  • They can help you predict what trends might appear in the future, meaning you can make smart business decisions and stay ahead of the game. It’s just one reason data visualisation is powerful for teams.
  • They make data instantly engaging. Graphs, pie charts, and other chart visualisations can illustrate dramatic differences within datasets, or draw attention to surprising - or even shocking - results.

When would you want to visualise form data?

There are many ways data visualisation helps you to quickly digest information and understand your organisation, employees, and customers at a glance. Here are a few:
  • User satisfaction surveys: Get an accessible overview of how team members feel about how things are going in the workplace, or discover what works and what doesn’t for customers.
  • Event planning: Instantly see the most popular date to host a company event, which activities are preferred, or if any respondents have special dietary needs.
  • Market research: Understand consumers’ interest in a product pre-launch, and what the most desired features are.

No matter what feedback you have, visualising form data takes out the guesswork - so you can make decisions quicker.
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Matt Christiansen
Product Marketing Manager
With more than a decade of expertise in digital and product marketing, Matt serves as the Product Marketing Manager for Forms for Confluence at Kolekti. His passion lies in helping teams to effortlessly collect and comprehend user feedback within the Confluence platform.

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