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Don't use bar graph if the value is boolean, use colors on a timeline.


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There are no absolute 'fundamental' metrics. All metrics should be decided on a per-project basis, and be grounded in explicit business objectives. That way, designers will have explicit priorities and clients will understand the compromises we make to achieve them. So, for example, to look at some items of your list: What web browsers are most commonly ...


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Tagging, when in the context of an autocomplete textbox where users can write virtually anything, is analogous to a search problem. You not only have to worry about when there are multiple accepted forms of a tag (eg. Disney v. Walt Disney), but also possible spelling errors. Without going into too much detail (search is a complex topic and I'm not sure ...


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I think the concept of pie charts diminishing in size is a better metaphor here than the progress bars. There are of course some potential weaknesses to this, but these are practically unavoidable given the amount of information available. You haven't, for example, mentioned how many of these relationships you might need to display in the dashboard at one ...


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Dynamic brushing is one technique already used in data visualization. However, there are only two marker states: 'of interest' and 'not of interest'. The representation of marked data in aggregate views depends on the aggregate view. Pie charts, bar charts, and histograms, using shading in the slice/bar to show the proportion of that is selected in an ...


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download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Well, I could not make those icons filled with colour (just border), but you get the idea... In order to make things look related try to find Gestalt principles that are suitable for your design. People perceive objects as related when there is something common, something what ...


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The question is valid, but it has somewhat of a 'backwards' scent. Normally, you conduct a research (eg, card sorting) with some research goal in mind. The goal will account for the various personas. In other words, you recruit participants based on the fit criteria defined by the research goal which accounts for personas. Consider for example a site (or ...


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Based on @Andy's graphic for the graph you could then use Google Graph API to create a less pretty, but automated version of this: This was created using the following code: function drawVisualization() { // Create and populate the data table. var data = google.visualization.arrayToDataTable([ ['Status', 'On', 'Off'], ['12am', 1, ...


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Effective but expensive... Checkout http://www.tealeaf.com/. It allows you to see the fine details of use. You can also setup most analytics systems, like Ominture or Coremetrics, to track every single selection (takes a lot of work though).


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It depends on your specific case. The key factors are how strongly qualified your incoming traffic is, what the risk to value proposition is, and what obstacles occur in your conversion funnel. Attrition rates upwards of 70% are probably normal - sometimes per step in your funnel. You're going to lose a bunch to gotchas which the user didn't see before ...


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Unless you have a large budget, alternatives to having a person (or group of people) parse the data are potentially complex and unreliable. Card Sort a Folksonomy Card sorting is a simple technique in user experience design where a group of subject experts or "users", however inexperienced with design, are guided to generate a category tree or ...


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Many of the online cardsorting application allow you to provide some questions that you can use to segment the users into different demographics, or allow you to pre-select responders based on demographics. So it is always standard practice for me to group users for the analysis rather than only relying on the overall results. However, it may not always be ...


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First of all, they could be perceived as subsets or specific cases of a continuum, common enough to get special treatment. But there are also differences. Alphabetical order is "arbitrary" to some extent, it doesn't tell you anything about the actual properties of an item. If you deal in clothing and your continuum is Size, you could say "I want to see the ...


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This is a pretty difficult question to answer, so I think the best thing is to give you some ideas to think about. The process of designing interfaces for the purpose of data visualization is a whole subject area in itself, although you'll find plenty of good areas to start with from the likes of Edward Tufte and Stephen Few. So some areas you want to ...


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I think my top tip would be to schedule enough time between test sessions so that you can review the video and come up with a list of problems and hypotheses for why users might be doing these things. Then when you see the next user you can focus your testing and questioning on these key issues.


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I've used this software in classes and found it to be very helpful. I won't go on about it because I can't think of a way to do so that doesn't either quote from the website or sound like a sales pitch.


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First you have to keep in mind that these are only guidelines. They aren't in any way meant to be restrictive, they are meant to ensure that the end user has some consistency when switching between apps. Comparing metro vs desktop, desktop is far more open. Metro goes for the big letters and swiping motions to go through the various sections of the ...


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Many of these kinds of metrics are unfortunately subjective. You could create a formula that would work for measuring the user experience but it may only work for you and wouldn't be as objective as you'd like it to be. I personally use Google's Pagespeed Insights tool. While the formula is based on their ideas of what may be a good speed and good user ...


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I think that analysis is a broad subject and anything can be analyzed. The main point of analyzing is to have a valuable information after analyzing process. Especially, in real time businesses, some analysis may have influence on the user actions. In these cases, I think that the information should be close to action page and component itself (if you are ...


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There is an abundance of research on sentiment analysis and within this research you can find several attempts at how to visualize sentiment data. I have found a few sample papers that should get you started [1,2,3]. In these papers systems are presented that use a variety of techniques ranging from the traditional (pie graphs for classification buckets, ...


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Given that the records are unrelated we are left only with UX options that allow for faster selection of records, here i assume that there is not filter\ search option that is possible to give the required result set for the user. NOTE! Keep in mind that any search\filter option could be bounded with the set of solutions. Use check boxes of course - goes ...


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Probably enabling a search on a unique key of the table is the quickest way of deleting individual records. Gmail do a good job of handling fairly random data sorting of emails. If filtering isn't what you're after you need to be looking at scannability of your tables. So from a google search on 'Scannable tables' this post from Forrst comes top: You ...


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I think you are on the right track with the filtering techniques. A search bar could work too if it's relevant. Once the results are filtered, there should be an option to select all(with the abilityto remove exceptions), and then delete.


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There are different options, and "starts with", as you mention, is not a bad one, although a simple but is, names that start with "the", or even common words that are not really helpful to identify a company unless you use the complete name or almost complete. Since the process is going to be implemented in something as "informal" as tagging, you should ...


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A few other question ideas: How frequently users come to the site (several times a day?). Once a week? What percentage of users contribute the content? Do contributors usually contribute to one topic or is there a lot of variety? (e.g. Jack adds comments only to posts related to environment, Kate comments to posts about cognitive science and gardening). ...


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I guess you need to store the report request somewhere and "ding" when it's ready. There's no reason for the users to sit next to your application and wait for it, and they certainly won't do so. Question is, is it possible to do anything else in the application while the report is generated? Is it desirable (or at least,survivable) to start multiple ...


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Some tools allow you to view a Heat Map of where people click on your pages over time (e.g. Google Analytics or CrazyEgg). You can analyse to see where people are clicking on your pages based on installing the analytics. You could also use your logs if you can back-correlate to screen positions. A/B testing allows you to show different versions to different ...


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ClickTale lets your record visits and then watch them back like a video, including mouse moves, scrolling, etc. The first time I saw it, I felt a bit odd that I was being tracked in so much detail - so some users might not like it, but it should do what you want. They offer mouse-move heatmaps as well, which (they claim) correlate highly with eye-tracking ...



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