Questions tagged [graphs]

A diagram showing the relation between different quantities

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Display more information about nodes

I have a visual graph that represents connections between nodes. Users can find the connection between two nodes by typing names of both ends, which then provides all possible paths from start node to ...
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Are there any cons in using rounded corners for bar graphs?

I remember reading somewhere that bars with rounded edges may look inaccurate. But I'm not too sure about it. Can someone throw some light on this?
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Interactive Table with graph drilldown

The following is a very rough, very disguised view of what I'm really working on, so hopefully it will suffice as a visual example for the following conundrum: I have an app with a large spreadsheet ...
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Data visualisation: Pie charts with really small values

How do you solve the problem of pie charts always having the possibility of really low values (like 0.1% or 1%) and thus really small slices. It becomes especially problematic when you want to show % ...
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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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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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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 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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using different tenses in different parts of the system

in one part of the system where the user creates forecast legend of the graph displays "forecast". In another section of the system where a user uses the forecasting graph (but essentially it's the ...
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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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Plotting a comparison graph where less is better

Say I want to compare many machine-learning models based on the error produced by each model. In this case, smaller error means better model. If I want to visualize this, the first thing that comes to ...
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Design Options for Weighted Directed Graphs

My question in brief: what are some reasonable design options for displaying data in weighted, directed, cyclical graphs? The longer version: I have some data that details shipments of goods from one ...
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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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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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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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Proportional voting

Suppose we have a vote widget. There are four possible options: Vote for the proposal Vote against the proposal Abstain (i.e. neither for nor against) Veto the proposal (i.e. very strongly against) ...
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Graphic Scale for Rating the Truth level

Imagine you have a text of characteristic/description about you. But this text is truthful to some extent (from 0 to 100%). What is the best UI/UX way for a mobile user to rate this truthfulness? ...
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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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How to make a progress-speed bar more understandable?

I've just installed Windows 8 and noticed the brand new File copying dialog. When expanded, it shows the progress and the current transfer speed in one graph. However, the graph confuses me greatly. ...
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Making a network graph more readable

I have a graph showing nodes on the map of the US. There are between 100 and 400 nodes, and all two nodes have a line connecting them. The problem is that there are so many connections that the graph ...
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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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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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Better graph in mobile device?

I'm building an app with graphs in it, using angularjs, d3 and bootstrap: http://krispo.github.io/angular-nvd3/#/ The result: Since there are many types of graphs with each different ...
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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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Should axis label change depending on time on line graphs?

I have a line graph showing number of items in queue from right now and 24 hours back in time. I have a range of different options to chose from. First, there are two different ways of showing the ...
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Visualize asset age

I have a roads table with an age column. There are approximately 3000 road records, with a maximum age of 70 years. I would like to summarize this information for management-level employees in an ...
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How to Create Timeline with Dynamic Start/End Dates

I'm trying to think of an intuitive way to make the the start/end dates changeable for the timeline (x-axis) of this graph. On mobile this would be easy because you could use pinch to zoom in/out but ...
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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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Displaying Averages for Stacked Bar Graph

I'm currently trying to show an average line to a stacked bar graph. I was thinking something along the lines of this: My problem is that I want to show an average for a stacked bar graph, similar ...
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How to properly show one's friends in a graph if the number of friends is large

Say I want to show all of A's friends in the following form.But what to do when there're a lot of friends of A?And what's the name of this kind of graph? Edit: For clarification, I want to represent ...
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Terminology: Max. and min. vs. highest and lowest

In a line graph, there is a highest point and a lowest point. But what are these called? max and min or highest and lowest?
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Is there a pattern for bar graphs for each item on a nested table?

I'm designing a table visualization and due to it's requirements I need to show bar graphs for each item. It's a nested table, and for each item there is three bars. This image may help to visualize ...
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How to represent a Knockout Competition graph on mobile?

For our platform we would love to have a good way to visualize a knockout system. So you can easily follow that from quarter final X the winner goes to semi final Y. A simple diagram like below does ...
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What are ways of showing less data in dashboards? [closed]

There are few selections in dashboard where data is very less i.e showing two bars in a graph which looks very odd. Is there any other way than graphs where we can display information in dashboards ? ...
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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. ...
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Tooltips on a tiered donut chart - what to display?

I am using a half-donut chart to show a user's progress over time. I want to show their current score and their previous score. Green means they are improving. Blue and red means they are doing worse. ...
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Various UI patterns for connecting panoramic images in a virtual tour

Here is the problem: There is a number of panoramic images available, made mostly in the indoor environment. Our user is assembling them all into a virtual tour, where a different kind of user will ...
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What's the best way to label weekly periods?

I'm dealing with a very complex layout for a big data app where user may choose different time periods to display different data. The periods apply to different sources of data, but in the end the ...
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Data-Visualisation and the Users Expectations

I am currently working on an app to do with pensions. I have a graphical representation showing how much the user will have at their chosen retirement age; these are based on defined contributions and ...
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Non-Linear Site/App Navigation

I'm looking for examples, or guidance otherwise on a good model to implement navigation for an application who's data is not linear or hierarchical. A few examples ... hierarchical information ...
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By how much should slow/fast forward/backward scroll?

I am developing an application for visualizing graphs that contain technical data. The user can move the graphs left or right with 4 buttons: fast step backward - symbol = "<<" slow step ...
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How to visualize parts in parts?

I'm looking for a way to visualize parts of parts, For example, I have a lot of pets and I want to show how many of each kind of pets are boys vs. girls . I have: Dogs, 5 female and 5 male Fish, ...
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Displaying bar graph with large data point names on mobile screen

I have been working on a bar graph which needs to be a part of a mobile app. If the titles under the bars get longer, either they start overlapping with the text of neighbouring bars or I have to ...
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What to do about small ratios in graphs

I have a circular graph that plots energy usage as a ratio of the maximum. At 100% the graph forms a full circle. The problem with this is that most of the time, a user's energy is approximately ...
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How to represent quantity in an X / Y axis grid without taking too much space?

We have a graph that displays the symptoms (y axis) and the ages of people who have them (x axis). The bigger the circle, means more people of the same age range share the same symptoms. Example of ...
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Portraying a Financial Burn Rate (dollars spent per time period)

Are there any innovative ways to potray a Burn Rate. Ie how many dollars you are currently spending per time period and your target burn rate and the max burn rate for a certain runway? This might be ...
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Word to describe adding an independent variable to a chart

Consider the following chart. The word "series" is used to describe something unique about the data such as the city. There is also something common to each series curve such as the month ...