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Questions tagged [info-visualisation]

Any technique for creating images, diagrams, or animations to communicate a message.

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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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User design for many items over a time frame

I would like to represent a sequence of user events (for ex. login events) under a graph. This would typically hold zero to infinite entries. To represent users I intend to use small icons of, say, ...
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What visual cues can convey the sense of direction?

In a series of tests, participants were exposed to visualizations that show how items are transferred to various recipients. The purpose of the image is to answer the following questions: what item ...
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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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Visualization of variable combinations

What is the best way to visualize variables each of them with a certain range: Following example: possible values for ... variable 1: [1,2,3,4] variable 2: [40,50,60] variable 3: [100k, 150k, 200k]...
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Visualisation of the state of roads on a map

I am designing a website with different kind of roads for bikers. I am looking for a way to show on a Google maps overlay what the state of the roads is. What is the best practice of this? There are ...
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Is there a mathematical formula for the Gestalt Law of Proximity?

I would like to know if there are any mathematical formulas that define the Gestalt Law of Proximity. For example, in the picture above, at what distance of Y would the 4th square be perceived not a ...
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Displaying object states with minimal UI changes (for large numbers of objects)

I've been tasked with a design challenge, which apparently seemed so simple for me, but I've almost come to a dead end. There are states for an object that need to be represented visually on a page. ...
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Representing unique data and its breakdown

I'm stuck with a problem that has me stumped. Context: I'm working on a dashboard which gives details about the breakdown of a user's data. Here's the basic workflow: 1. User Uploads data- ...
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Highlighting differences between old and new results and conveying value to user

Context I have a dashboard where I want to highlight- A. Total data that the user has uploaded on our system and the amount of matches against that data in our database. B. The amount of difference ...
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What alternatives to the Venn diagram are there to show alignment of 2 things?

The Venn diagram is probably the most common way to show alignment, but we're looking for something more fresh. However, we don't want to require our users to understand advanced math in order to read ...
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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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How to label a risk diagram in an understandable way?

I am improving a risk diagram. It seems difficult to place the axis labels. Here is the current situation: My customers and I are not happy with this. Customers suggest to have the axis labels ...
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How do you balance dynamic data driven dashboards with design and UX?

I see hundreds of posts and design shots of "dashboards" on things like Dribbble etc - but what lots of them neglect is that they're only ever representing one or two sets of data. How do you present ...
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Representing asset expiration and rating in a single dashboard

We're presently going through introducing a new concept into an existing customer facing dashboard. At present customers are used to navigating their assets by using a site-wide "rating". This is ...
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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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How to manage and analyse user feedback [closed]

We have several user-feedback-channels: iOS and Android store reviews, web forms, support records. Is there a tool that can help merge all this feedback in one place? What is the best way to process ...
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To show “treat entered string text” to null & empty?

It's regarding the better representation of showing these option. I would like to explain in an elaborative way. "A user can set data modification setting for further use. which might help other ...
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Best practices about options and toggles

I'm a developer building a data visualization page and I need a bit of advice on UX design, hope someone can help me! The product is a visualization SaaS that shows our users data in a novel way. ...
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When to merge data in a form?

I’m wondering how to make UX better in such a case There is CRM, as a user of this CRM, I can create a customer with fields phone, email, name, address. Sometimes it’s possible when a customer with ...
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How to show a score without numbers?

Context : I'm working on a telematics app for an insurance company. Drivers have to drive correctly and the AI calculates their global score vs their trip score. The score can vary (increase or ...
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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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How do I succinctly portray the status of a filter, showing which options are enabled or disabled? [closed]

Suppose you have a todo list application with a filter bar (for searching and filtering what tasks to see in the list), and the filter bar has a status selection, thus: The status filter can have one ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for separating the zoom-in/out of x and y axes in a chart

Currently, I am working on a plotting library to plot a few charts. Most of the charts data vary in the x-dimension much more than in the y-dimension. Example: time x y 0 0 0 1 1 0.0044 2 ...
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How abstract/specific are your wireframes?

We’re a small web design team currently revising our workflow, and we were wondering how you work with wireframes. Do you use wireframes and if so, how abstract or specific are they? Do you try to ...
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How to represent differences between two rows of a database

How can I represent the changes between two rows of a database similar to the split diff of GitHub? Context I would like to visualize the changes made to a table which are happening over time. For ...
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Best way to Indicate a item is shared or copied

I have a tree on my webpage that is used to display some folders and within these folders some items; These items can be copied from one node of the tree to another and also shared. When copied or ...
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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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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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Progress visualization of a person's self-development?

I'm talking about any kind of self-improvement that is monitored/tracked. Most common example are fitness trackers or apps. Now are there any guidelines or examples on this? How would one best ...
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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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Distorting data on progress bars?

I am currently doing some research on how data is sometimes distorted during visualization on progress bars (showing 70% instead of 50% etc). The research is focused on expanding the thesis of Chris ...
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Displaying Continuous and Discrete Time Series Data

I have an existing analysis tool which compares two datasets: An Input message log An output message log The tool compares the differences between the two sets by looking at: The number of each ...
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How to visualize my cron jobs

I would like to visually present my CRON jobs. Right now I only have three, but i'm planning on adding 10 more soon. I have tried googling for hours to find a suitable template to map this on. ...
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Skill charts in a portfolio - Not good “UX”?

This is a rather unusual question for this site, but it seems UX enough for me. I have read this article, Things I (honestly) don’t want to see in your portfolio, and the one point that struck me the ...
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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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Are there studies on scanning patterns for dual/multiple screens?

There are well known scanning patterns (such as F and Z scanning for websites that have been around for some time), but my assumption is that these have been built up over the years from research on ...
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What is the utility of creating a full-depth Visual Sitemap?

I’m a programmer that is new to UX and have a potential web project that has probably ~5k pages. What type of information could I take away and benefit from this tedious exercise?
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Displaying categories in tables

I am designing a table for my company's dashboard. I need to show type of the data shown in the table. So far there is 6 type categories: Job ads, E-mail campaign, Display ads, Event, Referral and ...
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Visualizing large tabular data

I'm trying to find the best way to visualise the following tabular data. Problem: There are several channels and each channel has two platforms. The value of the channel's platform could range ...
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What is the name of this dashboard UI element?

I've seen many dashboards or statistics pages/screens to have some kind of "dashboard header" in which larger text or graphics are present. They are designed to give an overview of important ...
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How to eliminate a repeating tree hierarchy for the types that share the same structure?

Below there is a modal where I have three categories that contain the same tree structure. Is there a way I can consolidate or simplify these three structures into one or maybe restructure this in a ...
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How important are avatars/profile images in the context of social feedback?

How important are avatars/profile images in the context of social feedback or inticing behavior as opposed to just the name of a user or an abstract avatar? Specifically, in the case of consumer ...
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View/Edit mode used in data tables

I am working on data table for HR managers that implements in-line editing as well as drop-down menu with detailed options. In-line edit is a must as it will be re-used in dashboard for different pop-...
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How to represent a score that can be positive or negative?

I need a simple (aka not ugly) visual element to represent a score that can be positive or negative. My score matrix will probably be similar to this page: http://snapsort.com/cameras/Canon-PowerShot-...
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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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Distinguishing overlapping event types in a timeline

I am working with software that is used for scheduling astronomical observations. I've created a timeline view for the user to create, view, and edit observation schedules. Here's my mock-up: Gray ...
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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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How to display huge sum of hours

I have a table which sums up worked hours for each project. When the ammount of hours is huge, has still sense use hh:mm format, or decimal format could be more clear? Reading, for example 7650:30, ...