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Start by figuring out what you want to communicate Since you are (rightly) looking for a reasoned, non-hacky way to lay this out, you can start with first principles. 1. Understand the layout pattern The layout you're trying to use is a common one....I call it the mini-map or navigator pattern although there is probably a more correct UX term for it. ...


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Broken axes are only useful if they are intended to be used sparingly. If, as you say, the axis is broken everywhere, it makes more sense to use a table instead describing the relevant points. +-------+-----------+------+ | Depth | Structure | Icon | +-------+-----------+------+ | 0 | Oil Rig | A | | 6100 | Foo Pipe | F | | 6200 | Bar Pipe ...


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You could: Remove the axis line entirely. If the diagram is not to scale, then the axis line itself is the confounding/confusing element of the UX that is causing failed perception. Use simple labels attached to sections that are set off from each other only in the sense of a list. You could put a larger space between items that are spaced farther apart, ...


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Although I can't produce a graphic, I'd go with your first inclination, to use the 'zig-zag' indicators. They're pretty much everywhere and I think users would intuitively understand what they mean. However, the way you've used them isn't great with your use case, as you've noticed. I'd recommend having a range of depth for each section instead of the ...


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I have graduated as a Petroleum Engineer, so perhaps I can help you here. This is a domain specific problem and the right solution depends on the kind of equipment you're using in the oil well. Let me give you a few examples here. It's slightly technical but I'll try my best to explain it clearly: Example 1: Casing Installation You do well casing before ...


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A funnel visualization communicates the flow of work through a predefined process. It's commonly seen in sales tools (to report on deal stage) and web analytics (to measure drop off). <- For a help desk it may also be good to show overall inflow/outflow. This may help soften the blow if you guys have a bad week closing tickets or moving them through the ...



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