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

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How to visualize similarity of one file to another?

Problem My file-system is a mess, over the years I've been accumulating way too many downloads I didn't care to uncompress and organize, code that was subject to endless copy+pastes and improvements ...
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visualising session data

I'm recording Users session data for my sites. I record login and logout dates/times along with pages viewed and country codes of where they visited from. I'm having trouble working out which graphs ...
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Colour status notification for admin

I have to design , a website for a inventory storage firm. The items that are displayed , have three different status 1) In the store 2) Outside 3) Under Process, When user , visits the homepage, ...
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Examples of software that generates stuff based on templates and various inputs [closed]

We've just started thinking about a new product (to be used internally at a company) that: Takes in multiple inputs (hundreds) Has a large set of templates (thousands) Has a large set of previously ...
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How do I represent null values in a line chart?

I am building a web-based analytics platform. I am looking to plot a line chart that represents the number of seconds it took for me to reach a live service agent via phone on a given day. In the ...
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How to represent an X/Y mood data to a user within a very small space (32x32)?

I'm building a mood tracker app for iPhone and am running into a user experience issue - I would like users to be able to track their moods, along with other events in a vertical "history". The mood ...
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How to let the user know that we have not enough data to render chart?

...in various charts like line, pie and column charts. What a message to show? In what place?
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Using JQuery DataTables to display many columns

We have a large document archive. It is built similarly to how a Cassandra Database would store items having column names and column values stored for each item. This can lead to having way to many ...
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Tufte's data density, readability and comparison

I'm intrigued by Tufte's data density. While I love his definition of data / ink ratio which can be easily measured, I have hard time measuring data density. He defines data density in a graphic as a ...
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Check-boxes vs. Icons

I have a table with hundreds of records. Each of the rows might have one or many check-boxes. Something that looks like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq ...
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Spacing of items inside a panel (WrapPanel)

Many sites and applications using WrapPanel to display your items. Items are queued from left to right and when there is no more space tend to skip to the next line. For Example: What is the ...
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How can I communicate linear progress through a series of states with color?

I'm trying to help visualize a portfolio of projects. They start off in the first state with some basic details, then they're reviewed, fully defined, and finally, work is begun. Right now, the ...
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Indicating relationships between multiple gauges or charts representing different views of the same data

The problem We have a need to show the status of a daily ingest of thousands of files coming from different senders. A quick mockup is this: The problem is that Ipsum and Dalore are just sub-views ...
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Are there any resources about connotations related to visual elements from a cultural perspective?

I've been wondering about this for some time, are there any libraries or resources online that show what connotations are attached to any given design element from a cultural perspective? I am aware ...
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How can I show marking state (for individual data values) in aggregate representations?

I am working with a data-visualization application where users can view individual data items and aggregate values. Users can also "mark" individual data items; the semantics of marking are simply ...
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Can this chart axis labelling be improved? (Showing zero in histogram)

I have a chart like the one pictured, with the following "tick intervals": 0, 1-10000,10001-20000,20000-30000 and 30000+ What is a consistent way of labeling the x-axis? I am not pleased with how ...
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Price ranges vs concrete price for 3rd party vendors

I'm building a website for a consulting firm that creates websites for its customers. In the website there is a small section that mentions a few hosting services as well as their prices (just for the ...
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Graphic design critique parameters

I am working at a consulting company these days and I am having some issues with graphic designers I work with. Basically I have tested the graphic designers in various short projects for the ...
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Alternative graphical representation of a goal achievement?

The client has a set goal X that he wants to achieve every month and he wants this represented graphically and I agree that it would be a good way for people to easily see how far along they are. The ...
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Can I get some inspiration on displaying visualization for a tabular data in addition to displaying it in a table? [closed]

I need to display a report on back end data. The report is basically the distribution of Vendors by devices on the network. I am using jquery datatables for my tabular data and google charts treemap ...
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How to display ranges in a map legend

We need to display a map legend that shows ranges of pipe diameters. Currently we have something like this: The problem with this is that the edge cases are ambiguous. Does 50mm fall in the first ...
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One page websites - do and don't

I'm about to develop one-page website. But suddenly I'm not sure this is the right solution. The content characteristics are: Contains 8 sections. The sections depend on each other: section 2, for ...
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How best to show the 'weight' (importance) of bullet-ed items in a non-intrusive (creative) way?

I have a web page with a bulleted list of items each with an associated weight i.e. level of importance. The bullets are of equal width but not necessarily of equal height. Here's a graphical ...
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Display Email Address + Website? Or is it redundant?

When putting contact data on a page, do you use email and website separately or do you just go with the assumption that the user will get the website from the email (given that it's ...
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Combine Kinects image and depth data

Playing with a Kinect, I wonder how the depth channel could be integrated /combined into the video stream? Update: I want to present both data channels to the users. How could I design this? What I ...
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What are good UI Visualizations to show in a grid for ranking activity?

I have a grid with a list of runners (one person in each row) on a webpage. I want to show some visualization in a column to represent how much they have ridden in the last year. Right now I am just ...
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Presenting comparable data series with varying frequency

I've a data design challenge that requires the presentation of data where the data is comparable (can be plotted or presented as a table) but who's data points are inconsistent. Inconsistency occurs ...
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What are techniques for showing a future state on an empty dashboard?

I am working on a new web application that will have a user dashboard displaying lots of great information with charts, notifications, alerts, etc. The actual data populating the charts will not be ...
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Chart drill-down affordance?

I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for improving the usability of chart drill-down? More specifically, imagine we have a bar chart (or any other visualization) where a user is able to select ...
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How should I visualize the frequency of events?

I have a series of events during the day. If I group them in hours I might have something like this: 20 events from 10:00:00 to 10:59:59 30 events from 11:00:00 to 11:59:59 10 events from 12:00:00 ...
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Infographics: show relationships between two sets and within them

I have two sets of objects, called "positive" and "negative". Objects are of the same type and can be compared, comparison results in real number from 0.0 to 1.0 (similarity). What puzzles me right ...
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How to display large amounts of data compactly?

I have a database driven asp.net mvc3 web application. In it, a user can go to a page and enter data based on the completion of a task. I bolded the task because it is hugely weighted in this ...
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How to visualize a large Neural Net?

How to visualize a Neural Net with thousands of input nodes and tens of thousands of connections? The image above does not have any connection values, but the visualization that I am creating does. ...
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Image thumbnail representation for paragraph text

in my app, a user would have a set of posts. Some posts (like 50% of em) would have media attached, while some of them would not. There are several instances where I would like to give thumbnails ...
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Replacement for Grid or Table Data Visualization for Mobile Apps

What could be the best replacement for Grid data visualization in terms of displaying multiple data elements with same structure in mobile apps. To Elaborate..Well, lets say we have 10 rows and 5 ...
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What type of graph do users prefer?

I am in total confusion as to what type of graph to provide the user with for my dashboard. My dashboard deals with user statistic like No. of visits, total points they have earned, etc. But I don't ...
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How to display a connected boxes with inputs and outputs in a smartphone?

Imagine the concept of a black box, that can have inputs and outputs. A box can connect with other boxes. We have something like this: Now imagine a smartphone. "Ok, this guy is crazy." You ...
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Examples of great Activity Feed Visualisations [closed]

It´s surprising how little variation there is today on activity feeds, everybody seems to copy FB. What I´m trying find is alternative forms of visualisation of activity feeds, ones that use more ...
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Visualization advice for mix of graph/hierarchical data

I have hierarchical data that looks like this: I need to come up with a way to display it with the requirements I'll list momentarily. It is not a tree because there can be cycles (ignore ...
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When is a table the proper way to present data?

UPDATE: added mockups We are in the process of designing a web application interface for administering an online store. In such an interface there are pages for managing products, orders, customers, ...
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What's the best way to represent a timeline graphic

I am trying to represent the following server downtime: (I have couple of more combinations, I have removed for brevity) Server A : 4:00 - 4:30 AM Server B : 5:30 - 6:00 AM Server C : 6:00 - 6:30 ...
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What is the best way to graphically display item's position in a ranking?

My app has a table containing a list of financial securities. One of the columns is the security's position in a list of all available securities ranked by performance. For example: security XYZ is ...
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UXD Methodology - Best practices for identifying a Global Navigation Toolbar implementation

I am part of a large webapp project, but a small UX team (we just went from 1 to 2, a few weeks ago). We were brought in terribly late in the process, to the point where there was literally no chance ...
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Ideal number of data points per 100 pixels for a chart

If there are too many data points too close together in an image, it can look pretty choppy. In this case, we are tracking number of data points over time; eg 500 per minute, 500 per minute, etc. ...
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How many visually distinct colors can accurately be associated with a separated legend in a figure?

For charts and graphs it's a relatively common question by programmers to want to procedurally generate an arbitrary number of colors that are visually distinct. Various research (or educated ...
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What kind of UI metaphors can I use for this game-like community map interface?

I'm developing an interactive map for a local community WiFi network, where upcoming groups/meetings/alerts/etc. can be "dropped" onto the map, based on location. Through user engagement over time, ...
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How to best label age group boundaries?

We're organizing people into age buckets. For example: 0-20 yrs, 20-40yrs, 40-60yrs... I'm struggling with how to best label the age buckets, there are two options: (A) Don't repeat the values, so: ...
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What would be a good way to thumbnail audio?

I want to represent an audio file in an image with a maximum size of 180×180 pixels. I have been thinking about something similar to what Soundcloud does, although it will require some chopping and ...
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How can I choose a colour palette for multiple data visualization types?

I'm currently implementing the Google Visualization API into an existing platform, one requirement of which is the ability to choose custom colours for chart elements (such as pie slices and columns). ...
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What are Good Techniques to Visualize Binary Differences?

I'm particularly interested in diff-based visualizations. Code diffs are the most straightforward and easy as they're used for a long time and have a lot of examples of 1, 2, and 3 pane views. For ...