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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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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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Good alternatives to grids for data visualization of large datasets

I'm working on a project where I have large amounts of data in a grid, but I am not satisfied that this is the best way to display it. Does anyone have suggestions on the best way to display large ...
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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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What is the common UI component that can be used for expand/ collapse on iOS apps?

I am working on checkout flow for our iOS app. In one of the screen i need to use the expand / collapse behaviour to show cascading information. I am looking for a suitable UI component that provides ...
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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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Should I label (before) or subtitle (after) a number in dataviz/widget?

Discussing about donut chart in Is multistability a good thing on a donut?, a question arise. Discarding the pertinence of donut chart, do you have arguments/studies that would favor one of the ...
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Which timezone to use for visualizing data?

We have a web app with scientific timeseries data that we show in graphs and such. The data are measurements from many different sensors, often taken every minute or so. The timezone the user is ...
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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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Has anyone investigated the user attributes affecting users' abilities to digest abstract visual information?

An example of "abstract visual information" might be a color-coded 2-dimensional map of some other space (such as real 3D space, or maybe some other dimensions/attributes) The point is that one might ...
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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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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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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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preloading strategies for searching large amounts of data

So I have encountered a similar situation described as the one below. Lets day a sales person from Ford is shipping a new car to one of the thousands of rental car places they do buisiness in the ...
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Capacity available representation? Percentages or coloured icons?

Currently, capacity available is represented using a single icon in green, yellow, or red (green = lots, yellow = some, red = low). Due to API changes, there is an option to modify this data to show ...
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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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Visualizing a positive to negative metric

I'm looking for a way to visualize (and hopefully simplify) a metric that can have one of the following values: High positive Medium positive Low positive Zero Low negative Medium negative High ...
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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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Ways to Show Relative Rank?

I am comparing 3 columns of data with multiple rows. For each row I want to show the highest, lowest and middle number. The middle number is not the mean. I've considered "1st, 2nd, 3rd" but I don't ...
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Best way to represent long sequences in responsive views?

I have this long sequence of elements following a path. They work OK in desktop views, but I was wondering how to deal with the orphan arrows (in green in the mockup) while still preserving the visual ...
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Does visual design really affect UX?

I am really concerned about the effects of visual design on user experience, but as this may seem too broad, let me clarify it a little. My statement is that, if the user can find the information he ...
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Making a Streak Visualization More Intuitive

I'm currently working on a website for tracking habit change. On the report page, I have goal cards users interact with in order to record their progress: The donut chart in this example is trying ...
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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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Simple or Complex Workflow Choices

My question is much along the lines of this one: When is it appropriate to use a complex interface, and when we should keep things simple? I am by no means a designer; in fact, the company I work for ...
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When and how can a floating column chart be useful?

Box plots are sometimes used to represent a range in a single value, but I am curious if a similar presentation would be useful in representing an overlaid column chart. By using the same color as the ...
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What is the gender implied by this infographic person

I was wondering if there is a rule/guide on if this info graphic person actually implies male/female - assuming it is used without the opposing specifically female human graphic
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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 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 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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I've never met an infographic I didn't hate. But do they even work?

This is just my own personal preference. I've never met an infographic I didn't hate. I love beautiful data visualisations. But the recent fad for infographics leaves me cold. Is there any solid ...
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Is it appropriate to use a donut chart to show a User's score?

I'm presenting my users with a test. When they reach the end of the test, I want to show their score in a donut chart like this (in this case, 80%): Note that there will be other information on ...
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Representing travel time on a map when more than one destination

I'm looking for a solution for how to represent two different values on a single marker on the map. Background: I am building a real estate site where a key feature is showing results based on travel ...
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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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what is the best way to present data like this?

note: please disregard the color of the dotted lines. consider it all one color. This is my best effort to present this data to the user. and i hope there are better ways. fwiw: what i want to do ...
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How to cluster map markers with different statuses

We're designing an application that displays a large number of markers on a map. We need to do some clustering on these markers, but the problem is that each marker has four possible options for ...
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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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Visualize time-series data

I have a lot of time-series data. I would like to visualize this data, so that I could spot patterns like the following: "About five days after event X, event Y is very likely to happen" or "A ...
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Large dataset with children visualization [closed]

I'm working on a website where we need to display large data sets and I'm looking for an alternative to tables. The datasets will be nested meaning, if you click on one, it will/may contain ...
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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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Tree View Alternative for Form Input on Website

Currently I have a data structure in the form of a tree view. Eg. Right now I am using a collapsible accordion view to show each field to input data. Scenario - I have about up to about 1000 ...
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Showing progress on activity over large time period

Background I am making a mobile app, where users need to perform some task N times a day. The target audience is women, with interest in healthy lifestyle (so not engineers who are comfortable with a ...
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Chart with an inverse latency axis

My app shows a scatter graph where the X axis is a number of actions (higher is better) and the Y axis is a latency (lower is better). When we have shown it to customers, they got confused because ...
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Begin the column at the top of the title or at the top of the first main content text block?

On our homepage we have a content and a column with some boxes. What is the better approach: 1. Begin the first column box at the top of the title: 2. Begin the first column box at the top of the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to build a budgeting interface (sum of items must equal 100)?

I'm trying to build a visual web interface where users can distribute a budget over some (varying) number of items. For example, if the budget is 100 points, I might allocate: 50 points to 'Apples' ...
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How to visually display overlapping information

For example, take the following data, with: - Recipients - Sent Mails - Opens - Bounced I want to show the data like this: First whole pie for the reciepents. (100%) Sent mail (80%) Opens (30%) ...
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What's the best way to show this particular data to a user?

I have information on a user's data usage. Currently, if they want to check it, they see a table: | Domestic in: x GiB | Domestic out: x GiB | Domestic total: x GiB | | International in: x GiB | ...