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How to show negative values in a pie chart

I have a list of accounts and want to show the values in a pie chart. That's pretty straightforward as long as all of the accounts have a positive balance. When some of the accounts have negative ...
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Visualization of proportions/ratio over time

I am looking for a smart way to visualize proportions, or ratio, over time in a chart. Since the relation between the variables is more interesting than their individual value, I can't just plot the ...
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Designing legends to handle overlapping/sequential values

I'm moving this question from gis.stackexchange to UX, as UXD's, I think, are better equipped to answer this question. I have always struggled to come up with a great solution to handle quantitative ...
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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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Is there a widely-understood visual metaphor for using part or all of an existing item to make a new one? [closed]

I'm looking to convey the following functionality to users: able to take part or all of an existing short text entry and make a new, related text entry from it. For example, if a user encounters the ...
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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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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 months,...
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Does animating statistical data make it easier to understand?

I'm looking at this presentation at Ted.com, and it uses impressive animated statistics: Hans Rosling: Stats that reshape your worldview Does using animated data make understanding statistical data ...
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How can I handle long text displayed inside a bar in a bar-chart?

I'm working on a project where one of the reports I'm displaying on screen is a type of Gantt Chart. The customer wants some information about the activity the bar represents displayed inside of the ...
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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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If Tufte dislikes pie charts, does he also hate Venn diagrams? [closed]

From what I gather, one of Tufte's (and many others') objections to pie charts is that it is hard to tell the size of the slices with respect to the whole. Yet, the intersection of Venn diagrams ...
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How to present different layers of data detail in one table

I am developing a dashboard for an ecommerce software which shall give some information about webmasters that deliver customers through their ad campaigns to this ecommerce. The requirement is to ...
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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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Visualizing a Content Audit

I would like to create a graphical representation of a content audit I have done on an intranet. My purpose is fairly simple: cut through the perception that there is much more content that is much ...
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Visualize a simple workflow - content visualization

My boss has some content in a word document which looks like the following I need to move this content onto a website - specifically a responsive WordPress website. I am wondering if there is a ...
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What would be a good way to visualize recent win/loss (player form) data?

I have data like this which represents the recent form (win/loss record) of a player: ★★★☆★★☆★☆☆★★★★★★ Now, I want to visualize this data. What would be a good way to do so? The purpose is to ...
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How to make a link more visually prominent to make it clear that there's a click target there?

Below is an error message with a link: The blue part of the image ( link ) contains complete information ( step by step ) about how the error occurred. Whereas the arrows at the end take you to the ...
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How to show the relationship between two sets of data over time and geography?

I would like to show the relationship between two sets of data, over a large period of time; distributed by geography/location. The data has (latitude, longitude, datavalue1, datavalue2, timestamp). ...
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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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Symbols to represent dynamic items

This problem is not new to me. An user can have multiple interests, so he will check some items that is presented to him. For this example. Ten items of interest. So he will mark as interested in ...
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What's an alternative to data tables for key/value pairs?

I have a list of 8 key/value pairs I'm displaying in a sidebar using a table element. I'm using a th and td element on each row. However, the td content is often too long and has to be truncated. I ...
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Display that a text input is not applicable

I am using the top row of an HTML table as a 'copy down' control row. So you can over-ride the values in the rows you've selected below (each row has a check box - similar to the phpMyAdmin interface)...
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Displaying a complex set of criteria

I have a series of criteria required to get a permission. These criteria can be met by taking a class (this is for a hackerspace website I'm making). Some criteria have multiple classes, where any ...
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user controlled map direction

This is an app which provides the location of grocery items in a grocery store. I am trying to figure out the best way to communicate to the user which side of the aisle the item is located, based on ...
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How to visualise flow in a graph with overlapping paths

I'm designing / implementing an animated visualisation of flow of people between departments in a building. Departments are presented as circular nodes, where the size of the node indicates volume at ...
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Showing a tree with only 2 branches on each node

We have a function in our application that allows us to run a task. Depending on if the task succeeds or fails, it does a different task afterwards. This task chain/tree continues until no more tasks ...
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What should the minimum value of a slider filter be?

I am trying to figure out what the best UX would be for a slider filter. The slider is used to filter a list of companies based on a desired loan amount on a personal loan list page. Currently, every ...
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What is the best way to represent historical data?

I have a project with multiple test cases. Each of these test cases contain data related to their failure and success for each run as well as the time taken for the API calls during each execution. ...
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How to design a “data usage calculator” for a brand new smartphone users

What are some ways wireless carriers can help smart phone buyers visualize how much data they will need so they pick a suitable data plan option? Various carriers provide data usage calculators: eg ...
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Map markers with multiple types of data

I want to try to visualize multiple types of data in one map marker. We currently have up to three types of data on one coordinate and this is going to increase to 6 within the next three years. ...
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Customer testimonials - Embedded tweet vs custom design [closed]

Do you think that embedded tweets would work better than custom design to show testimonials? Embedded tweet are live proof which people can see by clicking on embedded tweet and also embeded tweet ...
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Visualize one to multiple relationship (Recipes to ingredients)

What do you think is a good way to visualize this in a user-friendly way? Data is based on: 35 recipes (Meal Name, Type, Date) 100 ingredients. (Name, Type, Date) Goal: Users need to see the ...
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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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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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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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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 visualize cause and effect relationships with diagrams?

How can I model relationships where one or more causes produces an effect? I hope that such diagrams may make some of my ideas clearer to the user than just a block of text. Are there some tools that ...
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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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Loading time and page loader display (when to show)

I haven't been able to find answer to my question from the internet, so maybe someone knows how to help me. What is the minimum waiting time after when should a page loader be displayed to the user? ...
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Long or short years in dates

I'm trying to determine the best way to model date formats in Power BI. The dates may be displayed in any number of ways by the user on an ad-hoc basis, so they may appear in tables or on charts (...
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How to visualize progress in categorized data?

Background: I want to visualize my progress in bouldering in a nice graph. At my lokal climbing gym boulder problems come in different colors: white -> very easy; yellow -> easy; green -> not so ...
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Icon Visual Alternative for “Keep Open” functionality [closed]

I know it's a bit of a stretch considering it's ultimately opinion (but most UX is) but I'm coming up blank on a visual concept I could use to "iconify" the functionality of "Keep Open" to the user. ...
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How to handle roles access permissions

Maybe it's a silly question, I have searched for a similar question and the most similar that I have found is this Refusing a user permission to click a URL but they are talking about showing partial ...
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How to overlay multiple sets of quantitative data on a network?

The image below shows a biological network where nodes have been colored based on a set of measurements. This works great, but the next step is to overlay up to eight sets simultaneously. This means ...
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Visualising assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses - together

I'm at the start of a project which is all about visualising and comparing the balance sheet of large organisations, primarily defined by these four numbers: assets, liabilities, revenues, expenses. ...
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How should acronym explanations be displayed in a mobile app?

I have a lot of acronyms/abbreviations (mostly medical) that I can't really replace by their full name. Users will eventually learn them but I can't expect them to remember all of them. I may also use ...
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How to visualize identical cells in a data table

I have a time series grid for which there will be sparse data, as changes won't happen often, as shown: I'm wondering what the best way to display cells when there haven't been any changes is. The ...
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How to design icons that convey multiple parameters?

I have a game in which I need to display icons on a map denoting the presence of other players. Each player has multiple parameters -- friend/foe; age; team; estimated direction of movement etc. I ...