Idea

Highlight connecting lines when hovering the cursor to show how objects are related

  • 30 November 2020
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THE ABSTRACT:

Where connecting lines and arrows have been used to join stickies and shapes, it would be awesome to be able to hover over a particular object with the cursor and be able to see which other objects are directly connected to it, cutting out unnecessary noise.

 

THE PROBLEM:

We’ve created a really complex user journey out of stickies with connecting arrows to show all of the ways the different stages can connect, depinding on the actions a user takes. There are TONS of connecting arrows and it’s making it really hard to see what’s what.

The flow through the journey and the different paths you can take is a key part of the story we need to tell on this project What we ideally need is a way to click on an individual sticky and have just the connecting lines that relate to it stand out so they’re more visible within the mess. We’d like to use this for a stakeholder playback session but it’s too hard to navigate at the moment.

 

In terms of this particular project this is actually a critical feature for us as we’re either going to have to re-think how we play this back or spend time replicating our work in another programme to get the clarity we need for our playback.

Our messy, interconnected user journey

 

THE POTENTIAL SOLUTION:

Clarity could be achieved either through highlighting the connections between selected objects or by making unrelated ubject fade into the background. I’m thinking of something similar to the way that Kumu helps you highlight individual connections in complex maps 

 


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This is exactly what we need for our mind map. I think it is critical in navigating quickly and efficiently when using this product. Considerable time can be wasted and mistakes made without it. Have any other products similar to Miro this capability?

even just directly related nodes to a selected node, rather than an ecosystem would be hugely beneficial

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Would LOVE this.  Was thinking I might have to build it but if someone else does, or has, that would be GREAT.  

 

Seconding Matt, Oisin and Nick- I would LOVE this feature. My mindmaps suffer from ‘everything-connects-to-everything’ overload and a function similar to the way Excel reveals connections between fields in its formula-driven links would be ideal- that is, let us see things in layers

I second this (or 26th). It would be a HUGE thing in the analysis toolbox. 
What’s Kumu by the way? I’ll check that out. 

This is exactly the biggest missing thing we have experienced.  We have a very similar diagram to above mapping out our software systems and this would help us reveal the connections.  I might add it would be very nice to be able to have a setting to go n layers deep.  Say I pick 2 and it would highlight everything 2 layers deep.  Everything that is connected to the highlighted connection and everything connected to those connections.   

yes +1 for this! 

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Yes please, this would be revolutionary, in addition to seeing linked pathways from point A to B. My maps also use different line colours/ weights to denote different types of connections, so it would be great if lines by type could also be highlighted. Cheers. 

+1 we would definitely need and love this!!!

This would be a fantastic feature! +1

Oh YES, please! If there is any way to make this happen, no matter how layered this will greatly enhance the use of some Miro boards that we spent months to create. +1

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It’s hard to tell what is connected, if there is too many connections to an object. Need this for our mind maps. Or click object to view connected items (in our case a list of items connected would work as well, which you could then click to navigate) 

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