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How to indicate that something isn't to scale?

Background I'm developing a UI for displaying production equipment (pumps, tubing strings, FCDs, etc.) in an oil well. Most oil wells have equipment that is very unevenly spaced. For example, there ...
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Where to find information on Designing Trending Content?

I'm currently working on a design project for a product's 'Trending' feature. Currently we have a Q&A Forum that will display small rating stars next to each topic. We are looking into ways to ...
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Best way to represent product catalogue?

I'm designing an interface used to configure a product catalogue. There are packages with sections, groups, sub-groups, products, prices and tariffs. The current implementation uses a classic tree ...
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Should drag interaction start on mouse over or on click?

I have an interactive graph that shows info on a timeline. The user drags a handle over this timeline to show events for every date on it. The thing is that this graph is only on part of the viewport, ...
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Creating an interactive visualization of values over time

I am working on a system where users have different capacities. At the moment, these values are just a fixed number. Each user has 4-5 different capacities to set. In the near future, users must be ...
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Mixing many different output types in one layout

We currently have a paper based system where there is a Rolodex type card for every item we provide - we are now computerising the cards and are trying to come up with a UI which closely resembles the ...
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Text around a circle

I'm working on a radial tree. There will be nodes on branches and leaves of each tree, with text next to it -- using this model on d3. Now, I realize that it is very neat that they managed to ...
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How to compactly present several graphs

I'd like to present my user with several pre-defined different graphs (of different data), while not taking up too much space. My initial try was to aim to use small tabs, but hallway testing found ...
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Non-Linear Site/App Navigation

I'm looking for examples, or guidance otherwise on a good model to implement navigation for an application who's data is not linear or hierarchical. A few examples ... hierarchical information ...
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How to configure a graph widget? [closed]

I am working on a web app to help the user create configure a graph widget wherein the user: Names the widget Selects a graph type (one of many) Provides the details (5 to 6) that graph. I'm ...
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Displaying statistics: Use spider graphs? [closed]

Is a spider graph or progress bars better to display a set of statistics/attributes? E.g. pace, shooting accuracy, dribbling for a football player.
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Prototyping for data visualisation

In many prototyping cases, I have to generate charts, graphs and all sorts of data visualizations. I'm looking for tools to easily and rapidly generate those. Currently MS Excel does the job for me, ...
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Best visualization for combinations

What kind of a visualization/chart should I use for showing all the ways you can choose from a set of items? (i.e., number of possible combinations) Concretely, I am showing potential offspring from ...
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What's the best chart layout for displaying profit/cost/revenue/turnover

Some background I work as an independent consultant, and as such I use multiple 3rd party software to keep track of my billable hours, sent invoices, due taxes, bank mutations, etc. However, as with ...
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Line graph/chart - straight or smooth curves?

I'm working on dashboard and researching different kind of graphs that could be used. I couldn't find any information about usability/UX differences between line charts that are using straight (A) or ...
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A graph system for drawing conclusions

Is there a graph system that can be used e.g. in legal and other contexts for drawing conclusions? With a "graph system" (sorry if it is not the right word) I am referring to a set of agreed symbols. ...
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How to represent user interest in more sectors of same category?

I want to represent the user interests for particular subcategory of some category, to be concrete - let's say we want to track user interest for clothes and I want to see how much they're interested ...
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How to best represent a network/graph using a tree

I have a data structure that is network-like or graph-like. Most of the time a tree is sufficient, because it can fit into a tree model, but sometimes the branches can fuse together. If you want to ...
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Graph for properties with a big gap between them

I’m thinking how would an ideal graph for 3 properties look when one of them is much bigger than the others, like A - 2, B - 10, C - 1000. Any ideas?
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What's the most intuitive graph to display the largest changes?

I was thinking of implementing a column chart with two bars for each item displaying the current month and the previous month values.
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What is easy to perceive? Width or height?

Let say I have to show the difference between two values then what will be the best to show the values horizontally or vertically. Edit: I need to know in which graph it would be easier to compare ...
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Graph number alignment

It's only a small thing but it has me stumped. I have a graph that displays the numbers from +10 to -60 along the left hand side & also replicated along the right hand side. So say for example ...
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How to show a bar graph for an approximate percentage value in a given range?

Requirement: First Column should show a value for Total Space Second Column should show a graph for Percentage Used Example: Please find attached the example graph_question.png Question: How to ...
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How to color curves in a Timeseries Chart?

I have a realtime timeseries chart which should show a variety of values. To make it mor clear: It should contain values for a solar park. Therefore I have stuff like Voltage, Current, Power (absolute ...
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Real time filtering vs Apply filters button?

We are integrating a BI tool into our maintenance system and I am currently evaluating two viable products to put forward as a recommendation. One item where these tools differ is their filtering ...
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Best flow to represent, browse and edit complex graph network

It seems that more and more, data is going to be network-based. A graph with related nodes. Something like http://bl.ocks.org/mbostock/950642 , or pick one from a gallery here: ...
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Displaying prices, where lower is better, in a graph

When displaying prices (where lower prices are better) in a chart, should the lower price be at the top or bottom? I'm asking, because usually higher placement = better result, but it's ...
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Innovative pie chart? Is there any graph that can be used instead of pie chart?

I have been trying to find solution for coming up with a better pie chart for couple of reasons. Overlaying #% (text) on top of tiny portion of piechart wasn't really working in my opinion. Also, ...
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Graph overlay that doesn't obscure the data

I'm building an app that renders a line graph of the user's wellness over time. (For example:) It also needs to mark the days they took medication. Originally, I wanted to place a dot at the ...
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Bar Graph Controlling - From the Graph Itself or from External Control

I have a bar graph on my page I'm generating from D3. The graph itself looks good. Here's the question: My graph has the following bars: bar1 **************** bar2 ******* ... barn ************ ...
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What's a pie chart alternative that continues to occupy a predictable amount of screen space? [closed]

Pie charts have many problems. Among them: Hard for humans to visually distinguish between slices of similar but different sizes. Nearly impossible to effectively label with more than 5-7 pieces ...
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Displaying advanced graphs (with data from table)

I have table with 5 columns that looks like this. |Seller | ArticleID | Count | Period | Site -------------------------------------------- |User1 | BV1 | 3 | 2013-3 | Site1 |User1 | ...
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Displaying constantly updating graphs (on a big LCD display) that can support basic interaction

We've developed a web-based database and reporting solution for a factory (let's assume they manufacture widgets). They capture data routinely every hour as and when their widgets are completed. ...
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How to make a progress-speed bar more understandable?

I've just installed Windows 8 and noticed the brand new File copying dialog. When expanded, it shows the progress and the current transfer speed in one graph. However, the graph confuses me greatly. ...