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Improving Time Series Visualization for Multiple Variables

I'm seeking advice on how to enhance a time series visualization I've created. Currently, I have plotted a line chart to compare the rate of change of deaths for multiple countries during covid19. ...
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year-over-year bar chart years

I'm trying to mock up a dashboard widget with a bar chart comparing values in a rolling year-over-year timeframe. By it's nature, this chart will usually overlap three calendar years. Example: Year-...
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What is the name of a chart in which bars are concatenated?

What is the name of the chart in which bars are concatenated?, for example: I try to show the following sequence of loss and gain 10-2+3-5 first step in x-axis increase in y-axis up to 10 and set a ...
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Visualization of proportions/ratio over time

I am looking for a smart way to visualize proportions, or ratio, over time in a chart. Since the relation between the variables is more interesting than their individual value, I can't just plot the ...
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Show two set of dates in a chart for comparison

I'm working on a graph that compares two date ranges, but based on the feedback I received, there's some confusion. It appears that the graph is being interpreted as spanning from January 1 to January ...
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Should each month tick be at the first day of month, or every 30 days?

I am making a chart with a time axis. This axis can have yearly, monthly, dayly, or hourly ticks, depending on how big the timespan is. For monthly ticks, I'm in doubt as to where should the ticks be ...
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Showing weekly year-over-year line chart

I had a dumb oversight, in a mockup of a year-over-year line chart that had an option to view at the weekly level. This listed months with 4 hashmarks between - representing the 4 weeks in a month. ...
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Empty state vs. Hiding Charts

I have category pages, with a list of products inside each of them. The category pages contain details on tests which have been conducted for each of the products, with some categories having up to 50 ...
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UI/UX when showing a ton of data on a small mobile device

I need to show a ton of data and make it look good. Heres my current list view: Heres what i think is "nicer": And heres another idea with table switches: Some guidance is appreciated. Im ...
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Best Path Representation

I'm working on a product that visualizes and identifies path based relationships between nodes. However a new relationship showed up in which a node might have a relationship to itself. Right now we ...
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Is a data download a viable text-alternative to a visual chart?

I have a dashboard with various different at-a-glance charts. For some of them (such as pie charts) it's simple to offer a toggle / alternative view to change from chart to table view, but for more ...
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Too little data in the starting month causes the text on the x-axis to overlap

When the data is displayed in the month dimension, when there are only a few days left in the starting month, the date text of the next month will overlap with the starting month, The current solution ...
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Prototyping for data visualisation [closed]

In many prototyping cases, I have to generate charts, graphs and all sorts of data visualizations. I'm looking for tools to easily and rapidly generate those. Currently MS Excel does the job for me, ...
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How to display a bar chart for users' test scores if you have more than 50 users

For an admin panel I have to present visually the employees' test scores and after lots of searching to decide which data visualization is the best I decided to choose the vertical bar chart but as ...
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Display zero height bar in chart

We have a web application displaying some values on a bar chart (values shown are difference values: our product's performance vs all other products' performance). Time to time value to be displayed ...
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Visualize average asset condition over time

I have 3300 road inspection records in an Oracle database. I've summarized the inspection records in a SQL query as follows: YEAR AVG CONDITION CLASS ROAD_COUNT ---- ------------- ----- -...
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Whats is an alternative way to show the Y axis label on the line chart

I'm currently facing a challenge with a trend chart I designed. Right now in quantity of the values are less, so things are fine. but as the quantity seems to be increasing (e.g. 100,00. to 600,000) ...
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How best to show server availability over a 24 hour period?

I have a customer who asked me to provide a "Server Availability" chart for the last 24 hours that looks like this one: Y represents hours (0 - 23); X represents minutes (0 - 59) In this example you ...
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When hovering over a charts, which arrow alignment works best

I'm designing the hover states for 2 charts, a bar chart and a line chart. Maybe I'm over thinking, but for both these charts I find there is an arrow alignment that would work better based on the ...
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What's the most intuitive control to sort a bar chart?

I'm designing a feature that includes a bar chart which needs to be sorted in a few different of ways. I'm exploring a few options on what's the most intuitive way to achieve this. A. Tabs B. Combo ...
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What's an intuitive way to reset drill down charts to their default state?

I'm building a drill-down chart flow that has two graphs that work together On the left, the bar graph has a list of locations and their temperatures. On the right, there's a temperature timeline of ...
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Showing a large amount of trend-lines on a single graph

I'm designing a dashboard which has a graph showing the humidity notification trends across multiple locations over a selected timeline. The challenge I'm facing is that there's 70-100 locations that ...
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How would you design a three stage bar chart drill down?

I'm designing a drill-down chart for management to analyze heat trends that are impacting their staff across multiple factories. The images show the intended flow in which they would be using the ...
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How to show a large amount of values in a vertical bar chart

Designing a dashboard that includes a section with 70-80 temperature readings sorted from high to low. given the limited space in the screen, i can only a show a limited amount of them. My question is,...
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How should I visualize the average of two bars in a bar chart?

I am presenting results from an experiment in an academic publication. Here is what the figure currently looks like: The gray bars are the averages of the red and the blue bars. Goals I want to show ...
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How to represent chats and groups if there are only two users possible?

Hello Happy new year everyone! I am working on an app where a parent can monitor and chat with his kids using this app. Current design is like this : Kid's profile is shown , and on swipe left you ...
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How to show negative values in a pie chart?

I have a list of accounts and want to show the balances in a pie chart. That's pretty straightforward as long as all of the accounts have a positive balance. When some of the accounts have negative ...
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Representing multi layered data in dashboard

I am working on a new component for a B2B dashboard, and I am at an impasse trying to come up with an intuitive way to show this data, and would really appreciate your fresh perspectives. We have ...
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Accessibility for charts

We have several charts of different types across our application (donut, bar, line) that have their data fed in through APIs based on user selection (and therefore I have no control over the amount of ...
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Displaying overlapping user data reflecting the status of an inventory in a horizontal stacked bar chart

I have an app in which users can track items. The app will flag when there are issues with items: Warnings (orange UI colour) Low stock Expiring this month Problems (red UI colour) Out of stock ...
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How to avoid performance issues in user-customizable dashboards by limiting in some way the amount of information being displayed

I work for a Product that allows users to create customs dashboards. They have the possibility to create 1-25 custom charts and the available chart types are indicators, columns, bars, area, pie, and ...
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Chart points are getting hidden by other points

Users can build charts in our app, and there's a problem: the points can overlap and sometimes they hide each other. I'd like to find a way to: At least make sure user understands there is more than ...
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How to display week numbers on a chart's axis

I have time series data visualized on a line chart and want to format the x-axis accordingly. I wonder what format to choose in English if the data is aggregated by week. In German I would use "...
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How to concisely represent a set of statistics on a dashboard?

I'm designing a dashboard for a web app representing statistics related to a quiz/test. I'm using visual aids like charts, icons and other cards displaying a small piece of information. Each such card ...
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What is the name for a plot that shows data at each X,Y coordinate

I'm creating some new plotting infrastructure and I can't figure out what this type of plot should be called. It's a pretty basic plot where you have an Cartesian X-Y grid and each grid cell ...
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Error type chart with simultaneous errors

1. What is an error type chart? Our monitoring system measures the parameters of telecommunications services at regular intervals, and based on the measured parameter values, automatically decides if ...
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Overlapping div in left side when turning off the collapse on the left sidebar [closed]

I built a dashboard that contains sidebar with collapse. When I try to put chartjs and make it display:grid, it turns out it is overlapping the right side when turning of the collapse. Here is my html ...
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Examples of two/multiple facet scoring?

Working on an interesting scenario - we need to communicate a "score" that has two facets: A percentage based score that has a threshold that must be met to pass (90%) Specific items that ...
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How to visualize data with extreme value differences?

I am working on some routines for a client application to visualize data in a 3d bar chart style. The data consists mostly of smaller values with only a few large values. For example: 6,942,535,341 ...
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Is multistability a good thing on a donut?

Current I'm reviewing an email application that currently has the following chart on the dashboard, where the default state is the left one (contacts), and the second state appear on right after ...
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Bar charts in multiple colors for different type of information

I'm working on a dashboard and have to make a design decision. Is that okay to use different bar chart colors for a different type of information on the same dashboard or I should use the same color ...
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Best way to present multiple types of data in a cluster bar chart?

This company has two different customer types and they all have two different kind of contracts. The aim here was to show all the contract prices in the same chart. As you can see I tried to map ...
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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 from 12:00 AM Sunday to 11:59 PM Saturday. I want to display full week values (i.e. not just revenues for 7/1 for ...
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Chart "Plan" Versus "Actual" for a time series?

What kind of charts show Plan (forecast) versus Actual for a series of points in time? Examples: Goal vs Actual sales in each quarter of the year Forecast vs Actual energy consumption in each month ...
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How do you compare two trends on the same chart when one metric higher = positive, second metric higher = negative?

So we have two metrics that could potentially go on the same chart because they are semi-related and the user will want to compare them. However, when the first metric has a higher percentage, it is ...
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data visualization - how to visualize the lack of data for certain amount of time

Currently, I'm redesigning the line chart. Sometimes for the chosen time period, the user might lack data. I need to visualize it. Someone has any experience what would be the best solution? is it ...
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Line chart - do you add a legend to one variable data visualisation?

I started to consider what's the best practice for one-variable data visualization? Shall the legend be included in this case or not? What's important the component headliner indicates what's data ...
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What level of compliance does a chart with patterns have in WCAG 2.1?

The following is an example of a chart using patterns. When a chart uses patterns (instead of plain colors) to separate sections, in which category of WCAG levels does it fall – A, AA or AAA?
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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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Expand/Collapse clue on a chart

I am currently working on an org chart with collapse/expand capability. In case it matters, the original code is from d3/visx. To improve user experience, I want to include a clue that a node can be ...

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