Any technique for creating images, diagrams, or animations to communicate a message.

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Representing time intervals in a chart

I'm trying to design a visual representation of a child's sleep schedule for a given week. I was thinking of making a chart with the time of day on the y-axis and the days of the week on the x-axis ...
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How to present data from open questions in a summative way? (besides word clouds)

I'm struggling with a problem which concerns 'Analyze' section in my online survey app. Users don't want to read all of the answers from open question one by one. They need a summarization, a ...
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What is the best way to show complexity or difficulty rate?

We have a list of missions on one page. We want to highlight difficulty level so the user can choose depend on his skills or how much time do they have. Right now we have stars there. But it is more ...
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Compare two list of elements & visualize similarity between them

I have a two List of Strings; ex: ListA = {"A","B","C", "F"} ListB = {"C","D","E"} I need to compare these two lists & present the difference to user in UI. I have implemented ...
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What's the best way to visually convey rank?

I'm working on "infographic" style dashboard page where I want to convey the rank of something (and how big the whole group is). So "Rank #17 out of 2,312" could be conveyed like: I'm not loving ...
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How to Improve this design, make people understand Accuracy?

I have a rough design for a progress report, primarily to be shown on the iPad. This is supposed to show what the kid is good at, and what the kid is not good at. Feedback I've received: It's ...
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how to display multiple graphs on a single page?

I have make a graphic where I need to show user trends. I will call them A, B, C, D -- brands of cell phones. My users are not very good at reading charts. Are there ways to combine features of ...
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Does anybody know why google chart sparklines were deprecated? [closed]

This may be asking about old news, but I was curious why Google deprecated sparklines in their charts API ("officially deprecated as of April 20, 2012"). Did they come to the conclusion that ...
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How best to show server availability over a 24 hour period?

I have a customer who asked me to provide a "Server Availability" chart for the last 24 hours that looks like this one: Y represents hours (0 - 23); X represents minutes (0 - 59) In this example you ...
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Chart axis autoscaling

I know this is hard to answer in general (i.e. not in the context of a specific application and user needs), but what evidence is there for or against autoscaling of axes on a chart in terms of user ...
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How to convey “loading” along with an error message

In an desktop application that simultaneously displays media from multiple sources (video-wall), how would you reflect to the user that a specific source is currently unavailable, assuming that the ...
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Representing progress through a workflow that has parallel activities

I'm trying to create a visual representation of the state of a workflow process that is linear but has parallel branches in it, for example: A ----> B ----> C1 ----> D ----> E ...
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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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How to show one way is faster than the other?

There are three different ways to accomplish a task in my Java assignment. One is fastest one is slowest. However the actual time difference is in milliseconds(of course). The task at hand is to ...
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Alternative method for displaying numerical data

I'm looking for alternative suggestions for displaying the following: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups (Total = Available + In Use + Expired) One ...
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How can I graphically display my data on car sales trends over time?

Shown here is a graph that displays statistics on car sales trends. While the information is there, its not exactly readable and I would say an eye-sore, you have to peer in and start matching ...
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How to indicate SubTotal and Total in a chart or table

I'm trying to indicate a Subtotal (83% in the image below) and then a total (83+17=100) below that. Options I'm considering (but don't particularly like): The "sum" line above 83% Making the second ...
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My checkin dialog for members is too complex (membership web app)

I'm trying to improve my checkin dialog, because it think it's too cluttered. I think that all of this information is required, but it isn't shown in a simple way that isn't confusing the user. So ...
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One-to-many list items in trigger-response model

I have an app for a content item that can include triggers and responses, created by the user. Users can associate many triggers to one single response (many-to-one) or they can have each trigger ...
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How to present boring facts that aren't really suitable for an infographic in an interesting way?

For an internal company wiki I want to write down/present some basic information regarding web development/design/UI & UX. For example have I collected some studies and opinions on how links ...
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How to handle daylight savings time when displaying logged data

If we have a system that measures and logs a users energy consumption, and then displays this data on an hourly basis, how should you display the anomalies that occur when shifting to/from daylight ...
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Visualisation of 10-12 star-based-items in a review site

I need to create a page with 10 or 12 items. Each item is a criteria for review that can be voted by the user between 1 and 4 stars. But, the problem is that it is a really strange visualisation to ...
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detect when 3 boolean variables are true at the same time? [closed]

*to sum it up- lets say i have 4 things i am looking at over a time period. they can be true or false. I am trying to notice their state (whether they are true or false), and when all 4 are true at ...
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How to find later parts of a multi-part article

Consider the very common scenario where someone writes a series of articles (Parts 1 through n). With my publisher, Simple-Talk.com, for example, independent of whether I send them one at a time or ...
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Activity Feed: Method and best practices

I am trying to create some kind of activity/recommendation feed where the user would be able to see news/updates of specific topics of interest that have a specific time stamp. For example it could be ...
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Several data visualizations on one page?

I have a set of visual models that can answer different questions such as: How is Country A doing in x What is Country A's proportion of y ... There will be approximately 5-6 questions with ...
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How do I best deal with this information overload?

This represents a category of job times, which are broken down into timeframes. Timeframes have: Total (if fake is 0, shown without T, else with) Fake (hidden if zero) as F Built as B Scheduled as ...
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How to visually show status values for a large number of data points?

For example, what if you have 100 valves in a process plant. You want to show at a glance their status, with the most important thing to notice is a value that indicates a valve that is in critical ...
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Best way to present time durations in a list?

We have a list of items, with one of the attributes being a time duration. (Imagine users, and avg time between certain activities). Most of the time, this duration will be in the 0->120 second ...
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Comparison of charts: side-by-side vs. top-to-bottom

I'm trying to design an analytics screen where users can compare different aspects of the same data. Is there any evidence that it's easier to compare 2+ charts side-by-side vs. top-to-bottom? ...
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Interface for Data Brushing

For an interactive graph I'm using a UX pattern called Data Brushing. My starting point is a d3js example by Mike Bostock. This is what it looks like in its initial state: The smaller graph below ...
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Showing excess usage in a progress bar

I am working on a web app and would like to display the amount of transfer (bandwidth) that the user has used for that billing period. They are given a certain amount of bandwidth per billing period. ...
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Different Ways to Illustrate Past Event in Calendar

I am making an interactive calendar, where user can make an event for themselves, or to invite others (very much similar to Google Calendar). Only difference from G Cal is that these events has a ...
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Honest way to show your skills in Portfolio

So i have started seeing this a lot in portfolios of designers. This person has a title that says "My Skills", and at the bottom are bar graphs that are in percentages. So I asked this question ...
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Additional information for tables

I have to show some extra data to users. Column-sums, column-statistics (different values per column) and column-rests (the sum of all values for the columns, which are on pages not shown). These ...
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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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Necessity of y-axis label on a line graph?

I'm currently designing a line graph to provide a relative, "quick-glance" view of data trends, rather than the granular stock-market-style view. There will only be one trend line. Currently each of ...
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Should I fill empty space in bars?

It's about bar-charts in a table. Every row has a bar, which visualises a value of the row. The biggest value of the whole table is the maximum of the bars and not necessarily on the same ...
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What is the best way to display the individual results of a survey?

I'm creating a UI that allows a client to review the individual (and global, but that is for another time) results of a survey once it has been completed by another user. The question types are pretty ...
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What is the best way to show that something expects a Collection (or array)

My general question is; Is they a way to explain loops (or the traversal of a collection) to customers, without any understanding in informatics ? For example an analogy that everybody could ...
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Display big numbers in a small area

I am developing an accounting app where I display several orders. Every order has a price. I have a box where I would like to display the price as shown below: This works pretty well for fairly ...
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Why is tree representation of data becoming unpopular?

I'm asking not about professional software like IDE's, but about OS GUI and web interfaces. A few years ago there was File manager in Windows, Gopher and other interfaces and data models like this. ...
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Finding a label for items that don't fit into categories

I'm maintaining a reporting application. When displaying data, there is an option of displaying a certain number of items explicitly and lumping together other items into a single category. For ...
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What is the best way to display info from a table that has 20+ fields? [duplicate]

I have a giant table that has more than 20 columns and 10 pages with 15 rows each! How can I display this data in a way that's readable and understandable for the user? What alternatives exist?
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Visualization of event occurrences over time

I have a short time range tstart – tend ( ≈ 90 seconds) and a list of points in time which represent events that occurred at that point. I'm looking for a concise visualization of these ...
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Interaction model for hierarchical selection

For a line chart, I would like the user to be able to drill-down and look at how specific groups are fairing over time. First, there is the selection of dimension and then groups within that ...
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Using a Timeline in a Responsive Design?

I might already know the answer to this but would like some feedback / opinions on this. I am currently putting together a responsive design that will use a linear horizontal timeline. This works ...
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How to visualize sentiment analysis of social media (ex: tweets)?

I'm trying to research potential ideas for visualizing sentiment analysis - specifically sentiment analysis of Tweets about a subject. I have some data and have bucketed the tweets into three buckets ...
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How to define the status between now and a last checkpoint?

I have sets of probing data from an internal monitoring tool which represent the availability of different services (databases, webservices and so on). Now my task is to visualize this data and I ...