Create a Custom Graph

Instead of manually calculating data and building graphs, Morae creates graphs to help you share results faster, conduct more testing and spend more time focused on solving usability issues rather than scrubbing data.

The quantitative data used to create graphs in Morae provides hard evidence of usability issues, which complements the qualitative highlight videos. Highlight videos appear more professional and powerful with graphs included to support the qualitative video clips.

See the following topics for more information:

Create a Graph

Follow callouts below to create a graph: 


Click the Create new graph button.


Select an analysis type from the drop-down button.


Select a metric for that analysis type from the drop-down button.


Select Average (mean) of or uncheck to see the details of each task and participant.


Click Edit Metric to define details or the metric and to filter data that appears on the graph.


Select to see the graph either by participant or by task.


Use all recordings in the graph or select specific recordings.


Use all tasks in the graph or select specific tasks.

Steps to create a graph

Steps to create a graph, continued

Create a Graph Template

In Morae Manager, you can customize the type of analysis and appearance of your graphs. You can save these settings in a template to use with all your projects. Morae also ships with a set of default templates you can use. User-defined templates are stored on a computer, not as part of a project, so you can use them on all of your projects.

To Save a Graph as a Template

  1. Create a graph and customize the analysis and appearance of the graphs.
  2. Choose File > Save > Graph as template or right-click on a graph and choose Save as template.
  3. Enter a name for the graph template. The template appears in the list of templates in the Graph tab.
    Save graph as a template.

Graph Analysis Examples

The following table contains some graph analysis examples and explains reasons for using them. See the Morae Manager Help File for additional examples.

Mouse Clicks Graph

Input Device
Input Device Analysis

Mouse Clicks
Mouse Clicks

Use the graph to measure the number of clicks required to complete a process. Add a constant line to show optimal clicks.

For example, if the goal is for participants to find information on a web site in three clicks or less, you can easily see if that goal has been met.

Count of Markers Graph

Marker Analysis
Marker Analysis

Count of Markers
Count of Markers

Use this graph to analyze how many total markers were set, how many of a certain type of markers were set, etc.

When looking at how many errors occurred, for example, you would get a count of E markers. The graph would help in understanding how many errors participants make when doing tasks.

SUS Survey Graph

Survey Analysis
Survey Analysis

SUS Survey Calculation
SUS Survey Calculation

Use this graph to measure satisfaction from a System Usability Scale (SUS) survey.

SUS scores can range from 0 (very little satisfaction) to 100 (very high satisfaction).

Time on Task Graph

Task Analysis
Task Analysis

Time on Task
Time on Task

Use this graph to measure efficiency. Efficiency is usually measured by determining how quickly participants are able to complete scenarios or tasks.

Participants may be able to successfully complete an activity, but they take a long time. In fact, they may take so long to complete a Web-based task that they find it easier to call someone on the telephone or walk to someone else's desk and ask them.

Web Page Changes Graph

Web Page Analysis
Web Page Analysis

Web Page Changes
Web Page Changes

Use this graph to understand how many web pages participants used, include a constant line to show how many pages are in the optimal path and illustrate the difference.


Title Category Level Format
000 - Getting Started 1: Morae Overview Getting Started I Video
001 - Getting Started 2: Recorder Getting Started I Video
002 - Getting Started 3: Observer Getting Started I Video
003 - Getting Started 4: Manager Getting Started I Video
004 - Analyze Session Data Analyze I Video
005 - Audio Notes Share III Written
006 - Change the Communication Port in Observer Observer III Written
007 - Choose and Designate the Task Logger Setup II Written
008 - Choose the Recorder Computer Name or IP Address Observer II Written
009 - Configure Wii™ Remote for Logging Setup III Written
010 - Connect Observer to Recorder Observer II Written
011 - Convert Morae Recording Files (RDG) to AVI or WMV Share III Written
012 - Create a Custom Graph Analyze II Written
013 - Create a Highlight Video Share II Written
014 - Create and Organize a Project Analyze II Written
015 - Create a Report with the Add-In for Word Share II Written
016 - Create a Table of Contents Share II Written
017 - Create a Test Recording Setup II Written
018 - Create Session Handouts Setup II Written
019 - Create Video Clips Analyze II Written
020 - Customize Observer for Your Session Observer II Written
021 - Define Recording Details Setup II Written
022 - Define Study Details Setup II Written
023 - Deliver Surveys with Observer Surveys II Written
024 - Documentation Documentation I Written
025 - Export to PowerPoint Share II Written
026 - Export Videos to Share II Written
027 - Finalize Observer Session Observer II Written
028 - How to Choose the Recording Compression Record III Written
029 - Log in Observer Log II Written
030 - Log in Recorder Log II Written
031 - Log with a Wii™ Remote Log III Written
032 - Marker Logging Log II Video/Written
033 - Merge Studies Analyze III Written
034 - Normalize Storyboard Audio Share II Written
035 - Record Automated Sessions with Autopilot Record II Video/Written
036 - Recorder Start and Stop Options Record II Written
037 - Record More (or Less) than the Main Monitor Record II Written
038 - Search for Data in Recordings Analyze II Written
039 - Search Profiles Analyze II Written
040 - Select Video and Audio Sources for Recording Record II Written
041 - Set Recorder Preferences Setup II Written
042 - Set up an AutoPilot Test Setup II Written
043 - Share Highlight Videos Share II Written
044 - Tasks in Manager Analyze II Written
045 - Task Logging Log II Written
046 - Template Study Configurations Setup II Written
047 - Troubleshooting Observer to Recorder Connection Issues Observer II Written
048 - Using Chat to Communicate with Stakeholders Observer I Written
049 - Video Delay in Observer Observer III Written
050 - View Search Results in the Chart View Analyze II Written
051 - View Survey Answers Analyze II Written
052 - View Your Notes and Markers Following a Session Observer II Written