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Numerical or other information represented in a form suitable for processing by computer.

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Why show the user 'There are n updates since page load, refresh to see them' rather than adding new data

On a page which features a list of items (such as stack overflow questions or quora), the site often polls for data but instead of displaying that data it instructs the user to refresh the page to see ...
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For death year, should I use N/A or — if person still alive?

I am making an app that displays detailed information of all U.S. presidents. For each president, you can view data such as the year the president was born and died. George Washington ...
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Tabs vs Scroll in content heavy website

I have a content heavy website. In a particular page there will be lot of data to be presented to the user. There are two options. Full Scroll Just present the data grouped properly with proper ...
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Would having a generic waveform be too confusing for users?

I'm currently working on a redesign of an online radio. It does not have a lot of content, so I decided to make the player the dominant element of the home page. I would like the design itself to be ...
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Design for a scatter plot graph

I am designing a data vis platform and there are two primary form factors of the graphs, large and small. In designing these graphs, I'm trying to avoid the terminal ugliness of most platforms while ...
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What are some unique ways to say “no data available”?

What is a good message to put for "No data available"?, Currently I include something as below. Is it good? to be specific the posts are in timeline format. I Include Sad Face on top of the view: Is ...
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What are the best ways to show the statistics of Hours? [closed]

I found one of the good option which Google is using "Popular Times" in Google Maps for the store searched. Below is a GIF showing a quick demo: Any other idea or option can you suggest which has a ...
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Shaded line graphs: Good or bad?

I've been staring at this design for way too long and I need an outside view. These are not stacked line graphs (a no-no in data vis) but two graphs occupying the same space. Does the shaded area ...
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Best data formatting for sorted and unsorted lists (names, dates, etc) [closed]

Anyone have guidelines (ideally backed up by scientific study) for the best way to format data in lists/tables/grids? I'm arguing with my group about name formats--I think we should always display ...
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What caption is best for a detail form?

Think of a grid: you double-click the row to open a detail form for an existing 'xxx' - what is the best caption to use for consistency across an application. These all appear in my app currently but ...
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Ideal visualization for popular book pages [closed]

Curious for some input regarding the ideal visualization for the most popular pages in a book. We have a data set that shows traffic (hits, essentially). The use case is this: We're tracking songs ...
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Is User Action Message and User Greeting Messages impactful if no data shown and to redirect to settings page?

Dashboard statistics with no data and showing 0 values because On the first login you will see all entries appearing as 0. There are steps to follow to deploy configure the software at first priority ...
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Two possible list designs: How to depict per-item actions?

I am working on designing an inventory management system. I feel one design is closer to optimal but I need a sanity check on this. I won't say which is mine and which is not. The debate is whether ...
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Is it best practice to display a percentage when the value is 0?

I have some data where I'm displaying the value, then I'm calculating the percentage and displaying it next to the original value. When the value is 0, it looks something like this DataProperty1: 50 ...
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Need suggestion for data display in page

I am pretty much new to designing layouts for pages. I am looking for suggestions whether my approach is right. Here is the sample layout of my page. http://plnkr.co/edit/BNHvqb?p=preview Basically ...
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Graph values inside a set of values, best way to display?

We are developing an application, and we have a problem with a part of the UI. We need to display the forecast for the next days, but the values of the forecast falls down into a set of levels {1,2,3,...
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Cumulative percentage between 4 controls

I have a tricky request that requires the user being able to change the values across 4 vectors. The catch is that the four vectors between them must total 100%. My initial thought is to go with 4 ...
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Representing both large and small quantities of task based data

I have a task to re-create a chaser page in our existing task-based application. The product is a SAAS product. Some customers may have 5-20 tasks which require chasing on a weekly/monthly basis. ...
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What behaviour is acceptable for checking data back in when a browser window is closed?

I am designing a tool within a webpage where users can check out a dataset, make changes to it, then check the data back in so that another user can work on it. I have covered the eventualities of ...
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preloading strategies for searching large amounts of data

So I have encountered a similar situation described as the one below. Lets day a sales person from Ford is shipping a new car to one of the thousands of rental car places they do buisiness in the ...
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Visualising assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses - together

I'm at the start of a project which is all about visualising and comparing the balance sheet of large organisations, primarily defined by these four numbers: assets, liabilities, revenues, expenses. ...
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Summarising grouped data in a data table

I'm working on a financial app and we're getting mixed feedback from users as to how we've displayed the summary for groups in data tables. We've data tables which are, say for example, shopping lists ...
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How to ask a user which factors are most important to them when calculating weights in a model?

I'm creating an index related to "walkability". By walkability I mean: Length of sidewalk available User perception rating on various measures of performance Many other factors Some users may not ...
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Ways to Show Relative Rank?

I am comparing 3 columns of data with multiple rows. For each row I want to show the highest, lowest and middle number. The middle number is not the mean. I've considered "1st, 2nd, 3rd" but I don't ...
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Capacity available representation? Percentages or coloured icons?

Currently, capacity available is represented using a single icon in green, yellow, or red (green = lots, yellow = some, red = low). Due to API changes, there is an option to modify this data to show ...
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Data on sharing / suggesting / inviting behaviours on mobile

I am researching patterns of sharing / inviting / suggesting behaviours of users on mobile apps. I can imagine they differ by channel (facebook, whatsapp, instagram, email, sms etc), content (...
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What is the best way to show the user large amounts of data?

I am working on an application with a team that has roughly 2 years of data. This data is shown through multiple visualization methods. Part of the application is a settings panel, which lets the user ...
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Data syncronization standard

I have two questions about the standards of data loading from an URL (data syncronization). Here is my first question. I have an application with a slide menu, where each page has different data. I ...
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Inspiration for a search layout containing 3 arbitrary long values for web sites

While thinking about a proper layout for a search page which contains always groups of three data entries I initially came up with such a concept: The search groups, which can be searched for consist ...
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Indication for dummy data for new user

I'm working on a B2B system that has a dashboard that displays analytics in a few charts. When new users sign into the system, the system doesn't yet have data to show them. Until the data is ready, ...
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How to represent duplicate data with unique data on the same screen

We are designing a UI where we need to combine 3 elements App name App system trigger (which is common across apps) Custom triggers(which is undue for ever app) Since an App system trigger can be ...
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What kind actions could be open to Bulk Editing in a Data Grid?

For a Data Table with Bulk Actions enabled, we will have 2 types of Data: Single Select Eg. Enable/Disable, etc., Multi-Select Eg. User access to multiple accounts. (refer image below) So, my ...
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What's the better design approach? Displaying existing data along with the simple search OR just a simple search for choosing the existing data

Scenario: User selecting the existing data to create new subset User Profile: Advanced User, user knows very well what to choose Which approach is better and why? Displaying existing data along ...
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How to obscure data in a screen captured image?

Many people I work with need to share a report with sensitive data. This is usually a multistep process where the user takes a screenshot of a chart or graph with numbers and then manually removes, ...
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Edit and Add sections on the same page [closed]

I am trying up to come up with a good solution to add items and options on the same page. This will be done via Ajax and jQuery. This development is for the Admin back-end system. The reason I am ...
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Is it important to have a “show” page in a database admin panel?

I'm designing an admin panel for a database-backed web application. I've noticed that in most interfaces like this, each record has both a "show" page, which displays the record's information, and an "...
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Is it appropriate to import users from one application to another?

We have an inhouse CRM system which our sales staff have used for years. We have since implemented a new business model which the system is not compatible with. The new system is done but with major ...
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Displaying hierarchical data in table

I have a table which contains some data. It's a list of 'types' where users can view 'types', add 'types', edit 'types' and delete 'types'. These 'types' may also have 'subtypes' that also need to ...
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Is showing a blank page preferable to showing an empty one?

TL;DR: If you don't care about the context of my question, you can jump down to the images, under "Question." Background I'm modifying an exeisting web application--think "social network," although ...
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Name for specific design type instance

So if you look at my little visual example below, the format on top I assume would just be technically referred to as a Grid or Tabular format, but if you were to break each of those rows out and make ...
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Temporarily storing tester data on an interactive wireframe?

Really just putting this out there to see if anyone knows of a service/site that does this? Looking to do some testing on a setup form / process. I need to store the users data as they input it so it ...
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Design pattern to display missing data in line/bar chart of a daily data feed

I am displaying a daily data feed in my app, i.e. one value per day. The data is displayed in either a bar or line chart. In the event that a data point is missing on a given day, I want to indicate ...
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Why do some users complete forms all in capital letters?

I have noticed what seems to me as rather strange user behaviour when completing web forms. Our system is used by solicitors and will-writers to submit client information. Sometimes, certain users use ...
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Best Type of Chart for Numbers inside Matrix?

I have a matrix that looks like the following, and I want to make a chart out of it because the numbers are just too much to look at. What is the easiest way to digest this information? We are trying ...
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Cognitive strain by reading data in tables?

I would like to know if there is a study made about the cognitive strain that there is (or isnt) on reading dataheavy tables. I know there is a lot of help out there for how to make tables easier to ...
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Ordering a set of cards/data by two properties

I have a set of cards, in this case people. Imagine a dating site where the user wants to find people who are both near to them geographically and have a high match rating. I'm not sure what the most ...
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Which D3JS data chart is most similar to a scheduler?

I realize this is a borderline SO question. I am trying to figure out which of the examples on D3JS most closely resembles a scheduler or Gantt chart so I can use it in our app. I think bullet ...
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What's the most intuitive graph to display the largest changes?

I was thinking of implementing a column chart with two bars for each item displaying the current month and the previous month values.
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How to best deal with slow page load

I'm working on a web project that displays a map to the user, using google map's JavaScript API. Inside the map, I will populate markers to display data to the user. Now, my problem is that my data is ...
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Why is lexicographical organization not considered a continuum?

http://usabilityfriction.com/2009/09/29/five-hat-racks/ Both Lexicographical (alphabetical) and Chronological seem like they are members of Continuum to me. They can be plotted like any other member ...