Explaining Signals, Signal Clusters, Trends, and Megatrends

Structure your data into Signals, Signal Clusters, Trends, and Megatrends.

Signals

Create a Signal when you want to store an individual observation or piece of news.

Included in Radar: No. Signals can't be positioned on the Radar. However, you should still evaluate Position on Radar to provide suggestions for Radar positioning of linked Signal Clusters, Trends, and Megatrends.

Included in Network: Yes and No. Signals are shown as borders around other content. The thicker the border around a Signal Cluster, Trend, or Megatrend, the more Signals it has linked to it. 

Signal Clusters

Have some related Signals? Link them together and summarize their impacts in a Signal Cluster.

Included in Radar: Yes, if the Signal Cluster has been positioned on the Radar.

Included in Network: Yes, as blue bubbles.

Color on Radar and Network: Blue

Trends

Notice a trend emerging? Link Signals and Signal Clusters together and summarize their impacts in a Trend.

Included in Radar: Yes, if the Trend has been positioned on the Radar.

Included in Network: Yes, as green bubbles.

Color on Radar and Network: Green

Megatrends

Some trends are XXL. Create Megatrends for globally recognized and long-lasting developments.

Included in Radar: Yes, if the Megatrend has been positioned on the Radar.

Included in Network: Yes, as turquoise bubbles.

Color on Radar and Network: Turquoise

How to create new content

Create content manually, add content from web sources, or bring content from integrated data sources.

How to create a Signal, Signal Cluster, Trend, or Megatrend → 

How to change the content type

The content type of any Signal, Signal Cluster, Trend, Megatrend can be changed at any time.

  1.  Click on the item you want to edit to open it in Article view
  2.  Click on the data type label under the image to change it
  3.  Select from Signal, Signal Cluster, Trend, or Megatrend

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