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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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How to display hourly averaged time data on a line chart?

Assume that I have data collected every minute. If I want to display that data on a line chart with data averaged to every hour. Is it assumed that a label on the horizontal axis is the measurement ...
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How did they design this ? How should my data look like? [closed]

How did they design this ? How should my data look like? Can excel count so many variables ?
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How to design a chart that has an x-axis with a fixed range that is longer than the selected range?

I'm designing a web-based analytics dashboard that contains a chart in which the x-axis represents the days of a campaign, and it always shows 31 days. However, the duration of a campaign varies; it ...
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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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emphasize clickable areas in a data visualization

I want to show a stacked bar chart (single bar) that only one part of it (the dark green one that has 15%) is clickable, when clicked this section will drill down. see examples below: stacked bar ...
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What is this line referred as in a chart?

Is this called an anchor line? How is this supposed to be called?
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Any alternatives for a responsive process flow diagram suitable for mobile

Hi I am looking for alternatives for this process diagram. You should be able to click on each of the sections (interactive), which results in the box opening up with further explanation I will be ...
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What kind of chart is this?

This is not a donut chart.. not showing distribution here. These are different attributes contributing to the total score (in the middle) Another example: The thickness of the wedge is proportionate ...
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Background for black and white chart

I have a plot where I stack the color white and black as values by month. I would use white as background color but the data is black and white as the color is. I'm using blue which I don't like. Any ...
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Displaying placeholder / skeleton screen for a (large) graph

I'm creating a dashboard that retrieves a significant amount of data from an API before displaying some charts and metrics. I have read that skeleton screens are perceived as being shorter in ...
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How to present cyclic data?

I need to present data across the 24 hours of a day (the daily evolution of the value of a variable). The typical way to display this is a chart (bar, spline, ...) which starts at "00:00" and ends at "...
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Highlight individual datapoints in histogram bin

I have a graph showing the load time distribution for websites within an industry. The x-axis is showing the load time buckets (<1 s, 1-2 s, 2-3 s, 4-5 s and so on) and the y-axis is showing number ...
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how to optimize candlestick charts from finance

I am learning how to make candlestick charts with my computers. There are a number of libraries doing this already, but I have worked from scratch. Here is my example. There seem to be variants out ...
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Right to left graph labels for right-to-left languages

When building a graph or chart for use by right-to-left languages such as Arabic should the labels also change? For instance it is generally accepted in my English speaking culture that lower numbers ...
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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 "KW x". ...
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Graph overlay that doesn't obscure the data

I'm building an app that renders a line graph of the user's wellness over time. (For example:) (source: netdna-cdn.com) It also needs to mark the days they took medication. Originally, I wanted ...
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Necessity of y-axis label on a line graph?

I'm currently designing a line graph to provide a relative, "quick-glance" view of data trends, rather than the granular stock-market-style view. There will only be one trend line. Currently each of ...
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Navigating two charts on one screen

I want to display two charts on one page and have similar chart navigation and examination experience as iOS Apple Health app does. The issue is that Apple Heath has only one chart on the page but ...
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Graph with overlapping labels

I have a web app that builds and displays a bar chart based on dollar amounts. A typical graph looks something like this: As you can see, the layers at the bottom of the graph have dollar amounts ...
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A graph for displaying numerical data like age

I want to show a variety of datapoints in a graph. For example I have several datapoints, each one representing the age of a user. What would be a good graph representing "10 users are 18 years old, 2 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Real time filtering vs Apply filters button?

We are integrating a BI tool into our maintenance system and I am currently evaluating two viable products to put forward as a recommendation. One item where these tools differ is their filtering ...
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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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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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What's the best chart layout for displaying profit/cost/revenue/turnover

Some background I work as an independent consultant, and as such I use multiple 3rd party software to keep track of my billable hours, sent invoices, due taxes, bank mutations, etc. However, as with ...
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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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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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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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How much it is user friendly to make the bars clickable in bar-chart?

I'm designing a bar-chart where each bar has more content to be explored. After the click in the red bar, I'm thinking to show list of all employees (90, 55, 33, ....) who became late in the ...
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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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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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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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What is the best chart to present multi dimensional data?

Question to UX/Data/Subject Matter Experts: I'm working on a Call Analysis app where one of the chart is to present the aggregate value of "Call Quality by Client Health by Call Type". These are the ...
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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 ...