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Questions tagged [charts]

A sheet of information in the form of a table, graph, or diagram.

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How to display multiple progress locations?

My scenario is this: I'm reporting on how many points a player has earned in a game, along with other relevant info, like how many points the player had as a goal, and how many points the average ...
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Which graph or chart to use for conversion

Which chart or graph should I use to represent this data? # of emails sent (100) # of responses to emails (30) Of those responses (30), the # of people who took action (10) I am being asked to show ...
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What's the best way to illustrate calls and responses on a timeline?

Problem: I have a platform that sends and receives notifications from mobile users. Here's how the process works. Platform user pokes a mobile user. Sometime later the mobile user will respond with ...
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Labelling chart data granularity / interval

If a line or bar chart is rendered as a part of a time-series, is it necessary to label somewhere around the chart what the granularity/interval of the data is? Example: I can see labeling the ...
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What do you call the date range slider bar underneath a time series chart?

What's the name of a slider bar, underneath a chart, that determines date range, that the chart is showing? The one I circled in pink.
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Which is the best graph to display sales value and target in a small space?

I'm currently doing some research into graphs for an internal weekly sales email. I've had conflicting feedback as to what type of graph is best for monthly sales vs target. I've trialled two options, ...
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Whats the best way to graph percentage data?

Lets say I have the following data: Category positive neutral negative total 0 Category 1 1.000000 0.000000 0.0 2 1 Category 2 1.000000 0.000000 0.0 1 2 ...
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Stacked Bar Chart Movement User Experience

I have three friends Bob, Sam, and Maya. We all deposit some of our pocket money together to the electronic wallet. On tough time we can move money from each other accounts as Bob can transfer money ...
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Chart Color Palette for hundreds of items

Given a timeline chart with hundreds of items...should I have hundreds of different color for each category/item along? What is a good strategy for creating colour palettes for charts when there are ...
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Ways to indicate a series is selected on a line chart

I have a program that displays a dense collection of line series. I can select series from a tree view to the left of the chart. My issue is I need an elegant way to show the user which line series ...
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Which of these cryptocurrency charts communicates percentage gain or loss in the most clear manner?

Cryptocurrency websites have been popping left and right for some time now and it seems they are already trying to establish patterns around their tools. One of the things most websites assume is that ...
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Organisation chart where one node has multiple parents

I'm trying to represent a structure where one object falls under 2 other objects in an organization chart. Minified, it looks like this: Which is constructed by the following JSON (and a lot of ...
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Highlighting weekends on a chart

Are there any UX rules for adding noise to a chart? I know that Stephen Few and his ilk talk about reducing chart noise as much as possible. But Is it acceptable to add some in? The use-case I'm ...
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What is this chart type?

I was reading the article Marketing Analytics Is Broken. Salesforce Is Fixing It With AI (And IoT) on Forbes and I was wondering if anyone could tell me if there was a name for the type of chart they ...
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How do I get a chart input from a user?

I would like to get a chart input from a user: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups One way could be to let the user manually enter (X, Y) values like here but that ...
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How to represent entries with multiple categories, along with all possible combinations in a graph

I have 3 categories A, B and C. An entry can have any of them or all of them or none of them. I need to represent how much percentage of all entries have categories A, B, C, A + B, B + C, A + C, A + ...
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How to make a pie chart more intuitive

I'm working on a mobile application, and there we've a pie chart, where each slice is a group. So, when the user taps on one group, it pops up a modal with the group's items. What is the best UX ...
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Why are chart x-axis values slanted bottom up for long labels?

Anyone knows why when we need slanted values at the x-axis, for example for a bar chart, why slanted values are always left to right, bottom-up (as in the image), instead of being displayed up-down?
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Visualize popular routes/connections

I'm working on a dashboard for regional tourism agencies (both private and governmental). One requirement is to visualize popular connections between points of interest (POI). So for each POI where ...
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Best way to display users by location

I'm trying to find out which is the best way to display amount of users by location. In my application, you can create locations and sub-locations without limit. Then, you can assign users to each ...
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Long label handling for charts

Currently I am showing horizontal bar chart where Y-axis is having very big (around 250 chars with minimum char size 20) label text. As this chart is taking 80% width of page, it is not looking good. ...
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Graph Showing Quantities of Multiple Categories for Multiple Years

I have three sets of data: +--------+------+------+------+ | Apples | | | | +--------+------+------+------+ | | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | | Jan | 40 | 36 | 44 | | Feb | ...
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Visualization for showing 31 different combinations

I have a dataset of customers and products they could have. There are a total of 5 different products (A,B,C,D,E). A customer can have any combination of the products, for example a customer can have ...
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Bar Chart Axis Labels

Working with a client that uses D3 graphing. They are running into an issue when using a bar chart the label for the data entry is becoming extremely long (30+ characters) and rotating the text to ...
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Is it a 'vertical bar chart' or 'column chart'?

Creating a charting application where a user can pick their visualization type. Should I name the chart type 'vertical bar chart' or 'column chart'? Bar chart Wikipedia entry says "The bars can be ...
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Graphs comparison placement

I'm exploring ways to demonstrate graphs in comparison. More specifically a web tool I've been working on needs to visualise a "Control Group" and an "Experimental Group" in a parallel way. One ...
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Data Visualization: Visualizing current year annual performance by juxtaposing last year total and year to date numbers

Working on a revenue piece where I have to show current YTD ( Year to date ) performance with last year’s YTD and the total revenue last year for a specific product. The below image shows the ...
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Stacked bar chart: 100 Year Lifecycle Investment Requirements

My organization has tasked me with copying a specific stacked bar chart (someone stumbled upon it on the web) in order to visually display information about 100 Year Lifecycle Investment Requirements. ...
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Preference: Info-tips (info tooltips) or stationary info-areas for Scatter Plots?

I've seen two different ways to display information about a point on an scatter plot A tooltip (info tip) which appears next to your cursor When you hover over a point, information will display in ...
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Chart with long ordinal text labels in mobile screen

I need to display the counts of a lot (between 10-30) of ordinal values on a mobile screen (in an app). At the moment I'm thinking of doing a bar chart, with wrapped labels: Something quite | ...
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Are google charts WCAG compliant?

Exploring them using Windows Narrator I would say not completely, because the screen reader reads a lot of unnecessary data before going through the table, but I'm new to WCAG and accessibility and I ...
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Best way to show the meaning of a score in a chart?

I have charts that display calculated progress. What I want to be able to do, is given a result, show whether that score falls in the Average,Above Average,Below Average or Excellent. What would be ...
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Library of IBM Design charts [closed]

Does anybody know which library IBM uses to create the charts in their design guidelines?
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Graph type showing aggregate id⇒(before, after)?

What's the category of graphs for showing this? ID | before | after ------------------- 0 | 45.6 | 24.3 ------------------- 1 | 1.7 | 89.5 ------------------- ⋮ | ⋮ | ⋮ I was thinking ...
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Alternate chart to performance v/s time for a portal

I am stuck at the point where I have to show the performance of Events (Call, SMS, Internet, and Reg.) v/s Time(ms). Values can be good bad or medium. Here is the older graph which I have to revamp:...
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What are the correct terms for these visualization components?

What is the proper term for a vertical line on a visualization that follows a mouse cursor? Nb, screenshots have removed my mouse cursor but it exists on the same vertical plane as the dot in the ...
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What is the best chart for showing a set of percentages that add up to 100%?

For example, I would like to display the percentage of poker hand types after a simulation. Example data: High card: 14.92% Pair: 42.08% Two pair: 24.94% Three of a kind: 5.44% Straight: 5.44% Flush:...
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When does the first week of a given month start?

I wish to display a bar chart showing weekly revenues per month. A week is defined 12:00 AM Sunday to 11:59 PM Saturday, and I want to display full week values (i.e. not just revenues for 7/1 for ...
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How to refer to time duration on charts

The chart below has a total duration of one week, and the data was grouped by a one day duration to come up with each of the bars. What should the total duration (1 week) and group by duration (1 day)...
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Best chart type for giving smallest value greater importance

I'm building a dashboard, and the client wants some charts to monitor severity of a number of issues. If urgent status requires immediate action, it needs to be instantly noticeable. If I am using a ...
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What is the best way to display a websites visitors by location?

Though, the title is self-explanatory, I would like to ask you for your opinion on what is the best technique to use, to visualize geolocation data of the users, who visited your website. This ...
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Displaying percentages in tiny stacked bar chart segments

Specifically, how to handle cases where a (stacked bar chart's) segment has a small value, leaving little visual space for displaying data inside that segment. For example, if the pink segment was ...
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Should a bar chart redraw categories in size order or stay fixed position?

I've got a dashboard module that display summary totals across 4 categories. I'm wondering if it's easier to distinguish magnitude by rendering data in size order (descending) or keep fixed category ...
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How to show zoom capability?

I would like to consult with you about a zoom-in functionality we would like to add to a module we're adding to our data SaaS product - wire-frame depicted here: . We have clickable bubbles, and we ...
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Donut chart colours for success/warnings/errors

We have a site that is brandable (colours) for each client. There is an area of the site that has donut charts that represent the following four items: Success Warnings Errors Exclusions We thought ...
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mobile interface for assets distribution

Hello there and thanks in advance for your help. Background: I am designing a financial mobile app that will allow users to invest in private equity. By law (French in this case) to invest it is ...
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When to add markers/dots to a line chart?

I would like to use a line chart but I cannot decide if I should add markers to the lines or not. On one hand adding markers seems like extra noise On the other hand they make location of the data ...
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Pie Chart VS Doughnut Chart: When to use each? [closed]

What is the UX rationale behind picking a doughnut chart vs a pie chart or viceversa? I'm asking because I'm intrigued as to why a designer would prefer to represent data with a pie instead of a ...
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How should you design drill-down and move-up in data visualization

I have a chart which is showing information from a data-tree. Root is a big circle where the user can see children as smaller circles inside it. based on the space available, the user may see more ...
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Best way to visualize multiple data points on a graph?

What is the best way to visualize four or more data points on a graph? The graph will show the four data points for each day (e.g. Feb 13th) and there will be up to 31 days on the graph at a time. ...