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I tried to design an alternative to sliders for your question. It is intended to visualize data with less clutter and better readability. It isn't much different from sliders, but features: more white space rows differentiated by colors (as offered by @Monomeeth) indicated standard and selected values more details provided when parameter is selected ...


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It sounds like you actually like the slider approach generally, so I'd suggest keeping that and finding a way to minimise your concerns. I'd probably use some background shading to help differentiate your sliders so that the risk of error to your users is minimised. Below is an example of what I mean: Obviously you will have to choose your colours and ...


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It doesn't matter where the cutoff is. 55.0000000000000000000000001 is still over 55. As for how to count 45-55 vs 55-65; you generally start counting at whole integers. We tend to start (things of unknown length) however it's easy, because we can't yet know where the end is, so you can't adjust for the unknown end. This influences our thinking so that we ...


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Totally see your point in the second instance, but in the first, isn't the problem, as you stated it, endlessly recursive? [0-.999],[1-1.999]. "Ah, but what if I have a value of 0.9992?" Ok, [0-.9999],[1-1.9999]. "Ah, but what if I have a value of 0.99923?" : / You have to draw a line somewhere. Where exactly you draw that line and how ...


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Agreed, adding more complicated charts may provide more information but may not necessarily make the app more useful. Here is a good example from Cole Nussbaumer's Storytelling with Data book. I made the interactive version using ZingChart, since that's the charting library I'm most familiar with. http://demos.zingchart.com/view/embed/FUUTOL1M Even ...


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My suggestion is about UX, rather than on UI and visualization. Your job is to solve a problem, not make a picture. This is from the Three charts are all I need, as well as the following quote: You can spend days, weeks, or even months working on visualizations of data, but does that benefit the business most? In most cases, a simple visualization will ...


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I don't think that Tufte hates Venn diagrams, and the reason that he is not in favour of pie charts doesn't fully apply to Venn diagrams. I think as a visual tool Venn diagrams are not intended to be quantitative, much in the same way that if you use pie charts as a qualitative visual representation in specific scenarios it can be quite useful and even more ...


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My suggestion now below. Group and project hierarchy on the left, group names bolded to show difference between group and project. From the group row you can see which group attributes exist for the group. From the project row you can see and maake activate/inactive the attributes for each project. Borders added around group attributes to show the ...


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There's quite a few good ideas/references here, especially to some existing approaches. Often, though not always, Apple's approach is a good place to start - but perhaps in your case it may not be. I get the impression (though you haven't actually said it) that you're working with an awful lot of data comprised of many many fields/variables. I agree that ...


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It is hard to pin down exactly what is intuitive for something that has traditionally been dealt with by technical users (that won't necessarily find interfaces more user-friend compared to command prompts). There is a particular reason for this efficiency, as queries can be unambiguously specified and executed in a command-line prompt. Also, it probably ...


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As opposed to re-using pivot tables as I previously answered, this is an experimental UI that I thought of to handle the repetitive need for writing AND or OR. It relies on one element you must learn that ANDs are horizontal and ORs are vertical. It manages to deal with fairly complex Boolean logic though. Overview Assume that A, B, C, D, and E are ...


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If you are using d3.js,then you can probably create a matrix layout and plot your subject on one of its axis and let the other axis represent its objects,create color codes for each cell that would tell you about the various states of each object associated with the same object.After plotting it would look something similar : Based on color codes you can ...


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I recently designed a calendar which may give you some ideas so I thought I'd share a demo link... Calendar of Events 1. It conveys quite a bit of information and still works on mobile 2. It expands vertically when a day is clicked showing additional event details 3. It could potentially support more than 4 event types


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I'll summarize what I think has been a very productive set of discussions and answers, and it will hopefully help you come up with an appropriate solution for your problem: Context: consider exactly how someone is going to use the information and perhaps also on what kind of device, because this will give you important design constraints that you'll be ...


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I've taken your two important statements about what the user is most likely to do and put them in a simple dashboard: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups If these are the 2 most important things, I think it's important to seperate them from the cluster of other data that is available (progressive disclosure). The ...


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Showing just the day and the next-soonest event. This is just showing 8 datapoints, which could be shown with 4 relatively small elements: Showing each day/event This is going to be tricky to compress. It's 12, almost 50 datapoints. More if you insist on listing dates. What you have is already pretty small and close to the smallest legible solution. It ...


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For creating relatively complex single table queries, pivot tables are very useful. Good stuff You can get SUM, AVG and GROUP with relatively little knowledge. By splitting fields across columns vs rows you get AND queries The totals give you OR queries You can properly 'build' queries - i.e. you can quickly see a master set, then add rows / columns and ...


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To quickly answer your question, I think this is an Occam's Razor scenario, where the correct solution is usually the simplest one. Instead of creating complicated usability layouts and absolute positioning, simply provide a position relative to a known point in space, like the front door, checkout counters, whatever. See mockup below: This way, just a ...


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I think some of the confusion may arise out of the fact that, as it is currently designed, each "shelf" is represented as a single unit. In the view above, the entire "shelf" is active, though one side is actually inaccessible to the user in their current location. Perhaps if you somehow divided each shelf into two parts, and only showed the part facing the ...


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If the user is going to encounter a lot of these acronyms as they proceed through the app, reading articles, etc, perhaps you want to think about a toggle on the page that shifts the view between "full text" and "abbreviated text". If the user has to tap each acronym or definition to view the full details, then tap again to hide the full details, and there ...


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Here's what I've gone with so far: I decided to go with a legend, clearly signifying which dataset is which and allowing users to toggle them on or off at will. I've done some pretty simple usability testing so far and the results are looking positive, but I'm sure there is room for improvement.


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If loading time is more than 1 second. It is one of the classics, going back to 1968. 1.0 second is about the limit for the user's flow of thought to stay uninterrupted, even though the user will notice the delay. Normally, no special feedback is necessary during delays of more than 0.1 but less than 1.0 second, but the user does lose the feeling of ...


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The average attention span of a human is 8 seconds at any given time, and it can only reduce further due to more multi tasking. You need to find out why a Loader is must? Then ratify that statement before you start working on the design. A loader is not a bad idea but keep it only if the loading time exceeds 5 seconds. While that being said, if its a ...


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I never heard of anything like, Loader must be visible no matter what. My point of view I never liked this loader. For best UX it is necessary to use Loader if your content taking time to load. Show the loader if loading time is more than 3 seconds. If your page loads in time there is no need of loader to show. As it gain positive points from users. :) It ...


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In the past, it is common to use form controls to output the desired graphical result e.g input fields, slider etc. Nowadays the trend seems to move towards direct manipulation on the graph itself. Meaning you interact with the graph to achieve your results. One good example is acorns. Scroll down to see their smart portfolios. If your data are ...


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Instead of cluttering your map by trying to layer your data sets directly on the map, why not try the reverse approach and abstract your data/images from your map, and give user the option to compare on the map directly. As a really rough example, something like this?



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