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Here is how Michael Bostock, the creator of D3 language, is showing it: http://bl.ocks.org/mbostock/3035090 The gap is obvious and self-explanatory enough. I also like your own solution, but I would make the triangle light grey (#f3f3f3 or #dddddd), because red can be too distractive.


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Several address validation API's (FedEX , UPS) return a normalized uppercase address that can become memorized into autofill settings. EX: 124 Main Street -> 124 MAIN ST


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That's what Axures Global Variables are for. http://www.axure.com/learn/advanced/variables Input Field -> OnTextChange -> Set Variable Value (you can even add a new variable there) Hope this helps


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So, does anyone know where this behaviour comes from in the first place? I can answer that subquestion from personal experience. If a form asks for my credit-card number and asks for my name "as it appears on the credit card" (or words to that effect) then I obediently enter my name as it appears on my card — which is in all caps. If I'm ...


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I saw a similar scenario in the book Super Graphic. There was a graph of incomes across several years, but one year, no data was reported. The author just left out that year, but reserved space to show the gap. I recreated the chart to be interactive in my job, so you can see how the final product looked. It is one way people have handled this for you ...


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If that is the way they have entered it, don't mess with it. Soft validation at the time of capture is recommended. In the extreme they may be using "assistive" technology and we do not want to offend anyone. I worked for many years with customer data for a major bank. The data would be captured on many systems, and a wide range of quality issues ensued. ...


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Users enter information in upper case either intentionally, or unintentionally (e.g. they happen to have CAPSLOCK activated). Several other answers mention a variety of reasons for why the user may be doing so intentionally. If it is unintentional, then the user probably wants to know about it, and correct it. As others have mentioned, designing an ...


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Simple, give people an explicit example of how the question should be answered... What does the Professor say at the beginning of most episodes? An example example... "Good news everyone!" If the user did not enter quotes you could manually insert them. If you detect that there is a high level of upper-case letters (e.g. detecting common words ...


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This is because early Teletype and computer systems had no provision for lower case. Mixed case Teletypes came on the market in the 1930's, but the standard US military Teletype of World War II only printed in upper case. The idea that official communications and reports should be in all caps worked its way deep into the culture. Up through the 1970's ...


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Only theories: people still stuck in front of DOS based systems may have the CAPS LOCK key on permanently. lawyers/solicitors are creatures of habit and still tend to format many of their documents as if it were 1982 and everyone was using IBM Selectric typewriters (I used to work for judges and getting them out of that mindset was always a chore) people ...


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Leave it out. Be true to the data. If it is missing (and your scale starts at a non zero) leave it out. The white space is true to the data by showing a gap. Tufte says something to that effect when he talks about tabular data and whitespace. Sorry, I do not know the exact quote. Maybe someone else can research this. Check out his book if you have the $$$, ...


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Even I'm facing same issue in the analytics product I'm working on now. My line of thinking is Use solid base line(axis) for all the positions/bars which represent data existence. Use dotted base line for all the positions where data is missing as shown in the Mockup below:- Highlight the axis label where there is dotted line and provide tooltip info ...


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Do not display days with missing data, at the X-axis add three dots when the days are not continuous. See image below :


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For names, all capital letters is sanitization normalization. Take the name "Macdonald" for example. It can also be spelled "MacDonald". If you aren't typing your own name into a form, this kind of error is very common and can cause problems. The client (client of your client) could be insulted or it could cause legal issues (possibly). "MACDONALD", ...


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I used to work for a company which paid for a behemoth third party software. So on a typical work day, Peggy would enter a client name and save it to the database, hunky-dory. On the following work day, Donna would need to search for this client and do further processing. Cool, so Donna would use the search box and not find the client. Hmm, better call ...


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You may use stacked bars. Use white for no plan, green for on plan and red for off plan. Use a tooltip to show the actual value when the user moves the mouse on a bar. See picture below :


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It sounds like the users are not fully aware of how their entries will used. You may want to provide an example of a typeset and formatted entry for them to review before they submit the text (just like the Stack Exchange sites do) so they can see how the entered text will be interpreted.


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[Flippant] End users are strange creatures, period. There's no accounting for what makes sense to them and what they'll do (even with explicit instructions). [/flippant] A good rule of thumb is to never trust that the data entered by end users is reliable and accurate, even if you give them explicit instructions and train them on how to correctly use the ...


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Communication which quadrant is desirable is not really the job of the chart. You'd need to decorate the axis or chart in some way. However keeping the quadrants and colours that you already have is fine for a western audience. Why not a bubble chart download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups


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I've seen this occasionally in usability tests. When I ask it's usually because they have filled in many paper forms where there is a request to 'fill out in block capitals' or similar — so they think that is the default for all forms. With solicitors I imagine there may be similar issues where court forms have to be filled out in specific formats. Have ...


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I would use a heatmap here. Heatmap is, essentially, colored cells behind the values. Intensity of color shows how big the value is.


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I think Anscombe clearly showed that trying to glean information straight from a table is far less useful then combining the table with a chart. Look up Anscombe's Quartet. https://www.dashingd3js.com/why-data-visualizations


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I just have to throw in my two cents here, despite the fact that this question is so old. If you have a bunch of data that is ALL necessary for the user to make decisions, then obviously there's a decision-making process that's based on that data. Rather than putting the onus on the user to make those decisions based on raw data, what you should probably ...



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