US 9,811,232 B2
Component data visualization method
Andrew John Cardno, San Diego, CA (US); Paul Allan Cardno, Waitati (NZ); and Mukesh Gordhan, San Diego, CA (US)
Assigned to New BIS Safe Luxco S.àr.l, Luxembourg (LU)
Appl. No. 13/140,168
Filed by Andrew John Cardno, San Diego, CA (US); Paul Allan Cardno, Waitati (NZ); and Mukesh Gordhan, San Diego, CA (US)
PCT Filed Dec. 8, 2009, PCT No. PCT/NZ2009/000280
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date Jan. 18, 2012,
PCT Pub. No. WO2010/082838, PCT Pub. Date Jul. 22, 2010.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/138,486, filed on Dec. 17, 2008.
Prior Publication US 2012/0105453 A1, May 3, 2012
Int. Cl. G06F 3/048 (2013.01); G06F 9/44 (2006.01); G06T 11/20 (2006.01); G06F 17/30 (2006.01); G06F 19/20 (2011.01); G06F 19/26 (2011.01)
CPC G06F 3/048 (2013.01) [G06F 8/34 (2013.01); G06F 17/30994 (2013.01); G06T 11/206 (2013.01); G06F 17/3061 (2013.01); G06F 19/20 (2013.01); G06F 19/26 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. In a data visualization computing system implemented on an electronic computing device having a display, a method of creating a graphical representation of a plurality of components that are grouped in a plurality of component groups, wherein the component groups are formed based on two or more different group types, and values of one or more selectable metrics are associated with the components, the method including the steps of:
detecting a selection of the one or more metrics, wherein the one or more metrics are selected by using user interface controls;
retrieving metric values for the selected metric associated with components belonging to component groups of a first group type;
determining the relative proportion of the retrieved metric values across components that are members of a second type component group;
graphically representing the first type component group using one or more first icons that are graphically represented based on the retrieved metric values;
positioning each of the first icons within a section of the graphical representation based on the determined relative proportion;
graphically representing one or more second icons associated with each component of components belonging to the component groups of the first group type, and graphically representing a link between the second icons and the first icons;
graphically representing the components of the second type component groups around a periphery of the section of the graphical representation by graphically displaying one or more third icons, wherein the third icons are graphically represented based on the retrieved metric values and wherein the third icons are graphically represented based on a total value of the retrieved metric values associated with the component;
determining at least one grouping of two or more components of the second type component group;
graphically representing each grouping of second type component group using a fourth icon for each grouping, and determining the order in which each fourth icon is positioned around a periphery of the section of the graphical representation based on a heuristic algorithm; and
displaying the graphical representation on the display, by:
rendering a rendered output including the graphical representation showing relationships between the plurality of components that are grouped in the plurality of component groups; and
providing the rendered output to the display device and generating the graphical representation on the display device to allow a user to visualize the data.