Unlocking data insights – A deep-dive into the new Gavagai Explorer Dashboard

A browser window showing the new Gavagai Explorer Dashboard

No matter what industry you’re in, we know that powerful visualizations play a crucial role in your insights generation journey. Previously, we have relied on our own dashboard to provide you with curated charts that can assist you in uncovering the underlying story your data provides. Now we are retiring this dashboard in favor of a new solution, powered by Apache Superset, to adapt even better to your needs.

🥁 Let us present the new Gavagai Explorer Dashboard

This new way of creating dashboards will be a true game changer. While you can still sit back and let Gavagai Explorer create a dashboard based on your project’s text data, model and metadata, you now also have the ability to modify existing charts, add new ones to your liking, and remove anything that doesn’t add value to your insights generation. But let’s have a look at all the new features in more detail:

A greater variety of visualization options

By implementing a proven solution, we can harvest the power of a wide range of charts and visualizations offered by Superset. A quick comparison: Our old dashboard offered 4 different types of charts: bar charts, a scatter plot, and optionally, grouped bar charts and time-series line charts. The new Gavagai Explorer Dashboard currently features a whopping 60 types of charts for you to choose from. Yes, that’s 15 times as many different options to create the visualization best suited for your purpose.

Among them, you have what we would call the classics: visualization possibilities that any half-decent data visualization tool should offer. Here you can find line and area charts, bar charts, scatter plots, and pie charts, to just name a few.

A screenshot of a variety of available charts: line chart, area chart, bar chart, scatter plot, pie chart, mixed chart, treemap, box plot, bubble chart, graph chart, funnel chart, gauge chart, radar chart, smooth line, stepped line, waterfall chart

On top of these there are many more, such as heat maps, event flows, world maps, word clouds, and so on. And if you want total freedom, you can create custom visualizations with Handlebars, enabling you to build anything you can imagine using an easy-to-learn templating language together with HTML and CSS.

Of course you can modify all these visualizations to your preference, by including dimensions and metrics from your own metadata, as well as Gavagai Explorer’s topic and sentiment analysis. 


This new variety of visualization options will enable you to present your data in more engaging and informative ways than ever before, leading to better insights.

Interactive capabilities to unlock hidden insights

If your data contains different customer segments, time stamps, or other metadata that needs to be explored deeper, you can now create filters to dynamically switch between different views on your dashboard. These filters are also highly customizable, allowing you to define dependencies between them, as well as different scopes.

There is also a drill-down feature that allows you to dynamically dive deeper into the underlying statistics of your metadata. You are able to make use of this at any time while looking at your visualizations. For example, if you are wondering which age group is driving deviation from the average sentiment for a topic, you are just one right-click away from finding out.

Detect trends and insights

The interactive capabilities will empower you to explore your data more effectively and detect previously hidden insights.

Collaboration features to empower teamwork

As an avid user of the Gavagai Explorer, you might already know the different options available when collaborating on a project. As the project owner, you are capable of inviting other users to edit or view a project, depending on whether you want them to actively participate or if you just need a second pair of eyes on your model. These existing roles also apply to the new Gavagai Explorer Dashboard, so you can invite others to add charts or work on the visual appearance of your visualizations.


These features allow you to facilitate collaboration between you and your colleagues.

Security as a top priority

Together with the new dashboard, we are also launching a completely new roll, called dashboard viewer. With this new role, you are able to share the dashboard portion of your project with others, without giving them access to the underlying data and model. A dashboard viewer will only see the dashboard portion of a project and can’t make any permanent modifications to it.

Another security aspect that is as true as ever is that your data remains on our own servers which are located within the European Union, meaning that you won’t have to worry about compliance to privacy regulations.


Thanks to these features you can share read-only dashboards with your management or end client, while maintaining full control over your data.

Customization options that will adapt to your organization’s needs

Another standout feature is the ability to customize the color palette of your visualizations. This way you are able to create dashboards that are perfectly in sync with your brand’s primary colors. For even finer control, you can use dashboard-wide custom CSS to achieve design consistency by adjusting typography, spacing and layouts. 

You also have access to a variety of layout elements to create responsive layouts throughout your dashboard. Among them you have rows and columns to assist you in creating an eye-pleasing responsive grid layout, tabs and dividers for an efficient navigation, and headers and text to add descriptive information where needed.

In the future, we will also offer various templates to adapt to specific use cases and industries. You can see a glimpse of that already – your dashboard contains different tabs based on your metadata, for example if your data contains ratings such as NPS scores.


All the new customization options will help you tailor your dashboards to your brand identity.

How does it work in practice?

All newly created projects will feature the latest version of the Gavagai Explorer Dashboard. Existing projects will still show the old dashboard, but in your project settings, you have the option to switch to the new Explorer Dashboard. 

Screenshot of the dashboard settings option to change between the old and new dashboard

We won’t delete any of your data and you will keep the option to switch back to your old dashboard at any time, until we deprecate this feature at some point in the future (date TBD).

See also the updated Gavagai Explorer Dashboard documentation to learn more about how to use the new dashboard.

More exciting features to come soon

How many hours are you still spending on insights generation? We know that even with the help of Explorer, this can be a time-consuming and tedious task. Now imagine having actionable insights generated for you automatically.

Sentiment reasons and insights for a real-estate company.

Our newest feature, Quantified Sentiment Insights, is powered by state-of-the-art large language models (LLMs) and allows you to extract both positive and negative sentiment reasons and insights from your data, quantified by how many respondents are affected by them. 

Be the first to try out Quantified Sentiment Insights!
Do you want to be part of the insights generation revolution before this new feature is released to the public? We are still looking for testers to provide us with feedback.
✉️ Send a message to info@gavagai.io to register your interest.

Get ready to unlock a whole new level of understanding from your text data and transform the way you make decisions.

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