Qlik Sense is made of responsive design and it needs a very different mindset to design thinking. It’s common for experienced QlikView users to download the desktop version, and then trying to make QlikView fit into Qlik Sense, asking and looking for design features from QlikView. How to make a multibox?! There is not enough space! Oh no, I must divide it into several sheets! It slowly forces you to think different.
If you want to really understand Qlik Sense,start from a mobile device, properly a tablet and go for the free version of Qlik Sense Cloud. Working on the devices Qlik Sense is made for, legitimate it at its best. Hence, there is a reason it is a Filter pane in Sense, not a List box. It becomes clear that Qlik Sense is made for "fingers" - mobile devices, and of course that includes the responsive capability.
It is an effort to create a responsive design of its own, we are not used to this approach in QlikView. A logo and a nice line might look good on a desktop or a huge tablet, but on a mobile device filling the whole screen with a logo or a line at first, is not really user friendly.
As Seebach points out Qlik Sense are fewer objects, more sheets, and smaller objects with the zoom in and out approach.
Still some questions remains:
Did the responsive approach from the web kill QlikView? Will Sense take over and replace QlikView, or will they stand side by side?
I never became fan of the responsive hype on the web. I am the perhaps old fashion type who always ask for the desktop version even on my mobile phone.
I learned that QlikView is not "just reporting", its potential is discovery and to me the core to that at the UI level is the basic coloring in QlikView, where the most well-known are green, white and grey.
Did we just lose this overview of discovery with Sense and the responsive approach? Did we just lose the core or did Qlik create a new core?
Are screens getting smaller in the future? If the VR and 3D hype gets their will, perhaps none of today’s Qlik products will fit in the far future.