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

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Graph for toggling data set

We are building a network monitoring tool and we need to show a graph which shows the Active/Inactive state of the machines. Like for example, during a period of 24 hours, during which periods the ...
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Are dial format speedometers more effective than numeric speedometers?

I recently criticized a sketch of a automobile instrument cluster concept that indicated speed with a bar gauge and a numeric readout. I and many others suggested that a dial speedometer was easier to ...
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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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Is there any value in using “irrelevant” icons

I'm currently wireframing/"UXing" and doing the front-end dev work on the rebuild of a reasonably big intranet app with lots of data in various sections. To make things easier for the users to pick ...
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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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Maps with Multiple Heat Maps and Other Data

We're about to embark on a small project that requires us to plot various data on a map. Some examples that we need to put on the map: Population Income House Prices Crime Etc Examples 1-3 could ...
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How to visualize Air Quality Index on physical widget to be easily recognized by pedestrians

I plan to develop a network of physical widgets all over the city to inform pedestrians about current Air Quality Index in their neighborhood. This is needed to improve people conscious about their ...
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Comparing/merging two records using Material Design

Problem: We are working on a medical scheduling application. A common problem are duplicated patient records, stemming from legacy data or from careless inputting under pressure, without consulting ...
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Improve display of date range inside a table

I have been taking a look at this post, but it is not exactly what I am looking for, plus I have hour and minutes and is inside a table. My current table is this one (bigger image): The problem I ...
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Visualize realtime timeline chart

We have a system that collects events. An event typically occurs every 10th second or so, but its pretty random. The system collects the events during a project's lifetime which usually runs for ...
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Design problem: Tying together two related but different elements when one is potentially below the fold

Brief history of what's happening: the client wanted an interactive graph that the user can use to determine their needs from the client. The graph charts the user's business growth over time. When ...
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Representing large numbers

I'm developing a charting application. There could be a situation where I would have to display large numbers on the chart. The problem is that they number labels have to fit inside the chart columns, ...
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Best way to display a date range

I'm looking for the best way to display a date range in text that could potentially span across 2 lines. Currently I simply have something like "01-Jan-2013 -> 05-Jan-2013" with the arrow being an ...
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Data visualization - what should be the baseline, 'you' or the 'comparator' series?

This question is about data visualization, but ultimately it deals with usability and user expectations, so I felt it was appropriate to post it here. Imagine you are doing a comparison over time ...
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Using color and graphics to improve visualhostkey, and make comparing SHA256 hashes easier

I need anonymous end users to visualize hashed data, be it a Bitcoin Address (converted to the Sha256 hash it's based upon) File hash SSH key Since my target audience is normal consumers, and not ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Suggestions to display large amounts of flight prices?

I have an app that I wrote as a hobby project (when I was learning F#) that collects price data for flights for a given route. I now want to open this up on the web but the major stumbling block I ...
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Why do histograms not have spaces in between bars (as opposed to a bar graph)?

Lets say one wants a histogram . Say how many trades for a stock occurred on that day. And they are dead set on a histogram/bar graph. (as opposed to other representations why are histograms ...
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Your experiences with call centre wallboard UX [closed]

As I'll be getting started on a project involving displaying dashboard data on call centre wallboards I thought I'd solicit your experience as part of my preparatory research. If you've been involved ...
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Visualization ideas for progress on a project with thousands of steps?

I'm working on an interface to do transcription of a collection of handwritten index cards... a lot of index cards, something like tens of thousands of them. I'm building a site where several people ...
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How can I improve my chart?

I am working with a client on a sales forecasting app, and part of the excercise is mgmnt-reporting and charting. pls. see the following image: the two charts on the left side show Actual Sales vs. ...
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Using a generic logo to describe an entity when logo is not available

Context: Cinema ticket booking app. App displays cinemas and screenings for a specific movie in user area. Problem: Part of the design uses logo to identify a cinema. Not all cinemas have a logo. ...
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Why are most Automation displays so UX outdated? [closed]

When working on the Automation industry sector, it's very common to see equipments with a huge lack of advance in their UX/UI display design over time. Most of them still uses the old fashioned ...
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Best approach to show Risk data on UI - Simple divs or Guage (speedometer)?

I'm working on a project where I need to show a Big Risk number on the main page of my website. What is the best approach according to the user perspective to show the number ? I have 2 options in ...
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Best Type of Chart for Numbers inside Matrix?

I have a matrix that looks like the following, and I want to make a chart out of it because the numbers are just too much to look at. What is the easiest way to digest this information? We are trying ...
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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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Feedback wanted - pagination design on data-heavy site

My site is a sports pick'em social game. Given the nature of sports and pick'em, it tends to be a data-intensive site. I'm very wary of any new features or designs that might cause the user to be ...
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How to handle overlapping elements?

I'm doing a very simple video editing solution. User has a timeline (horizontal 100px line) which represents start and end of the video. User can add overlay images and texts, and all of them appear ...
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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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Allow users to choose visualisation type?

Wondering if anyone has any recommendations or articles on this. Basically we conducted research into the best methods of visualisation are for particular datasets. Basic example, data plotted over ...
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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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How should locations without exact addresses be represented on a city map alongside locations with exact addresses?

I have a dataset of items I'm interested in mapping over a greater metropolitan area, with multi-item cluster markers at a zoomed-out scale and single-item point markers when zoomed in. Users would be ...
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A portfolio of … text? (Information Visualization Challenge)

I'm trying to build a portfolio template for a writer's portfolio, and I'm having trouble finding an effective way to present so much text. Most portfolio sites have the benefit of (hopefully) ...
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Data Visualisation For Scheduling

What is the best method for defining a scheduler visualisation (and editor)? Basically I think I am looking for something similar to a Gantt chart (not quite the same) where I have a start and end ...
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How to display nested categories of data without using nested menus

I've been put in charge of making a simple website. I'm also new to front-end web design and just design in general (I've always been a back-end programmer). I was given a document by my superior ...
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How to show the relationship between two input fields with different units

In an internal retirement site, I am working on improving the flow that employees go through to change their contribution amounts. One challenge is that users can contribute both pre-tax and ...
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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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How would you design a two stage bar chart drill down?

A common design pattern I've used is using a horizontal bar chart to visualize numeric data about a series, and a click through drilldown that discloses a pane with more detailed information about the ...
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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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Usability of Web Analytics Applications

Are there any usability resources out there that specifically deal with the design of an analytics web application? I've been tasked to design a web app with a strong analytics component and I've ...
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Comparing data with two sets of dates

Has anyone seen an interface that allows users to select two different sets of dates to compare data? And then the corresponding data in tables and/or graph form?
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Representing both large and small quantities of task based data

I have a task to re-create a chaser page in our existing task-based application. The product is a SAAS product. Some customers may have 5-20 tasks which require chasing on a weekly/monthly basis. ...
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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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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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Feature Matrix: Compare Products by Date/Time Range?

Problem Statement It is common to allow a user to compare two or more products in a matrix that lists features/benefits down one axis and the selected products along the other. But how do you ...
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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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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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Braille standards for shops

Are there any braille standards for shops? For instance, if a blind person enters a supermarket, how do they find a guide that walks them to where the gloves are, how must the gloves be positioned ...