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Coming June 2022: An updated Amazon QuickSight dashboard experience

This post was last updated June 2022, to include new experiences such as Analysis and Embedding.

Starting June 30, 2022, Amazon QuickSight is introducing the new look and feel for your dashboards. In this post, we walk through the changes to expect with the new look. The new dashboard experience includes the following improvements:

  • Simplified toolbar
  • Discoverable visual menu
  • Polished controls, menu, and submenus
  • Non-blocking right pane for secondary experiences like filters, threshold alerts, and downloads

Simplified toolbar

The simplified toolbar experience offers updated icons for key actions for better visual clarity.

The following screenshot shows the old look.

screenshot shows the old look

The following screenshot shows the new look with updated icons.

screenshot shows the new look with updated icons

Discoverable visual menu

The visual menu is visible on-hover to improve the discoverability of drills, export, and filter restatements.

To use the visual menu with the old version, you needed to select the visual.

visual menu with the old look, where you needed to select the visual

With the new look, you can view the menu by hovering over it.

With new look, you can view the menu by hovering over it

Polished controls, menu, and submenus

The new look features improved controls, menu, submenus, toast notifications, and other dashboard elements to provide more polished visual experience.

For example, the following screenshot shows the old look for calendar controls.

screenshot shows the old look for calendar controls

The following screenshot shows the new look.

screenshot shows the new look for calendar control

The following screenshot shows the old look for the menu and submenus.

screenshot shows the old look for the menu and submenus

The following screenshot shows the new look.

screenshot shows the new look for menu and submenus

Non-blocking right pane

The new look features a non-blocking right pane for secondary experiences like filters, threshold alerts, and downloads, to improve focus on the content of the dashboard.‘

The following animation shows the old look for ad-hoc filtering.

animation shows the old look for ad-hoc filtering

The filters are now moved to the right pane.

animation shows the new look for ad-hoc filtering that is now moved to the right pane

The following animation shows the old look for creating threshold alerts.

animation shows the old look for creating threshold alerts

Threshold alert creation is now in the right pane.

animation shows the new look for creating threshold alerts, now moved to right pane

The following animation shows the old look for the downloading experience.

animation shows the old look for the downloading experience

The new look offers a downloads pane.

animation shows the new look for the downloading experience in the right pane

Analysis Experience:

In order to provide an unified experience, the new experiences like simplified toolbar and visual menu will also be launched for analysis.

The following image shows the new look for Analysis experience with simplified toolbar and visual menu.

Embedding Experience

The new experiences will also be available for customers using QuickSight in embedding mode. The ingress for the right pane experience for customers using embedded dashboards without the QuickSight toolbar would be available through the Filter icon in the upper right of each visual (visible on hover).

The following animation shows the ingress for the filter pane for embedded dashboards with QuickSight toolbar and without QuickSight toolbar.

Summary

The new look for the QuickSight dashboard experience will be available starting June 30, 2022. If you have any questions or feedback, please reach out to us by leaving a comment.


About the Author

Rushabh Vora is a Senior Technical Product Manager for Amazon QuickSight, Amazon Web Service’s cloud-native, fully managed BI service. He is passionate about Data Visualization. Prior to QuickSight, he was working with Amazon Business as a Product Manager.