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Questions tagged [info-visualisation]

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

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Should a pie chart show the legend for a wedge with 0%?

I and my colleague have a difference of opinion. We are creating a chart of, lets say, fruits. Like this one: But what if the value of oranges is 0%? Do we show the legend anyway? Like this: Or ...
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Displaying a complex set of criteria

I have a series of criteria required to get a permission. These criteria can be met by taking a class (this is for a hackerspace website I'm making). Some criteria have multiple classes, where any ...
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Best method to indicate “sweet spot”

I'm developing a web application where the user builds beer recipes. When you're building a beer recipe, it's important to know how the different parameters align with / deviate from the 'accepted' ...
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Designing legends to handle overlapping/sequential values

I'm moving this question from gis.stackexchange to UX, as UXD's, I think, are better equipped to answer this question. I have always struggled to come up with a great solution to handle quantitative ...
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What data visualization fit my Air pollution app

I have created an app that measures 7 Air pollution parameters (like dust, and car pollution, etc...) and combine the results in to the final pollution level: this is the app description and here is a ...
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If Tufte dislikes pie charts, does he also hate Venn diagrams? [closed]

From what I gather, one of Tufte's (and many others') objections to pie charts is that it is hard to tell the size of the slices with respect to the whole. Yet, the intersection of Venn diagrams ...
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Smallest visualisation for a one-many relationship also depicting health of each of the 'many' objects [closed]

Needed someone to discuss this with since I am currently working alone. I have a 'subject' in my product which can be associated with a variable number of objects. Each object has two states.. viz. UP ...
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Better way to present sparse, regularly recurring events?

I'm trying to make up a listing of events that needs to fit in a small space, and I'm struggling with the right way to present the data. There are four events that recur in this system. On any given ...
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How to visually show hierarchical structure with inherited attributes

In my system I have projects which each belong to one group. Groups can have sub groups and those can have more projects etc. Projects consist of attributes. Attributes can be project specific or ...
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user controlled map direction

This is an app which provides the location of grocery items in a grocery store. I am trying to figure out the best way to communicate to the user which side of the aisle the item is located, based on ...
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Interactive or graphical representation of decision trees

Looking at coming up with some new concepts for decisions trees that can be used/adapted for both mobile and desktop views of a web application. Just wondering if we have evolved from the classic ...
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What is the minimum waiting time after when should a page loader be displayed to the user?

I haven't been able to find answer to my question from the internet, so maybe someone knows how to help me. What is the minimum waiting time after when should a page loader be displayed to the user? ...
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What is the impediment to a data-driven design process?

Many government organisations and agencies are adopting the GOV.UK - GDS design principles, and it has certainly resulted in the trend of government websites becoming less cluttered and content-...
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Long or short years in dates

I'm trying to determine the best way to model date formats in Power BI. The dates may be displayed in any number of ways by the user on an ad-hoc basis, so they may appear in tables or on charts (...
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How to visualize progress in categorized data?

Background: I want to visualize my progress in bouldering in a nice graph. At my lokal climbing gym boulder problems come in different colors: white -> very easy; yellow -> easy; green -> not so ...
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UX considerations for printing a UI screen

Consider a scenario, where a dashboard sort of UI screen having multiple graphs is present. The design, as it should be, has functionality such that, when one hovers on multiple data points in a ...
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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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Visual representation for higher-order functions [closed]

I'm creating a visual programming language. I base on functional programming paradigm, because I believe that declarative thing should be mapped to visual more easily. I mostly done with conceptual ...
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Visualize realtime timeline chart

We have a system that collects events. An event typically occurs every 10th second or so, but its pretty random. The system collects the events during a project's lifetime which usually runs for ...
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financial risk vs return graphs on a single page

need to show risk vs return for different assets (for different snapshots) ..i need to show all the 8 images in one page else the context is lost ..snapshot (Version 1) has smaller images and has the ...
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How to show bunch of numeric values without any text labels as mobile app list item?

I have a case where I need to show bunch of numeric values like (2000000, 345.6, 2, 657, 567) as a mobile app tile without making it look cluttered and also allows user to easily scan the data. (among ...
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How can I make this graph not so misleading?

This is a graph from my app that is very misleading: Students take a test, then they learn the material, then they take the test again. We want to show the improvements in the students who have pre- ...
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Do you use infographics in UX?

I am studying the role of visualisation in UX and how it helps users understand content in a easy and quicker way. Does someone know of any studies that support visualisations at a cognitive level?
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configuration mode on canvas

I am creating a switch visualisation system for IT managers, one of the features I am adding is creating a new authorization relationship between one switch to another. so that one switch is the ...
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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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How to visualize Air Quality Index on physical widget to be easily recognized by pedestrians

I plan to develop a network of physical widgets all over the city to inform pedestrians about current Air Quality Index in their neighborhood. This is needed to improve people conscious about their ...
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What would be a good way to visualize recent win/loss (player form) data?

I have data like this which represents the recent form (win/loss record) of a player: ★★★☆★★☆★☆☆★★★★★★ Now, I want to visualize this data. What would be a good way to do so? The purpose is to ...
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Is there a standard color list to keep adding new colors to a plot while retaining old colors?

My users pick one or more data sets to graph on a single canvas. The sets are color coded to distinguish between sets (all screenshots are for demonstrative purposes from demo utility): BLUE=...
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How to display nested categories of data without using nested menus

I've been put in charge of making a simple website. I'm also new to front-end web design and just design in general (I've always been a back-end programmer). I was given a document by my superior ...
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Display multiple time series

I am trying to display the behaviour of an asset as compared to a benchmark across multiple volatility phases. The user should be able to look at these images and tell that the asset generally ...
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Icon Visual Alternative for “Keep Open” functionality [closed]

I know it's a bit of a stretch considering it's ultimately opinion (but most UX is) but I'm coming up blank on a visual concept I could use to "iconify" the functionality of "Keep Open" to the user. ...
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Displaying geographic datasets on a map

I'm working on a mapping application. For a feature, we'd like users to have the ability to cross reference a few of our datasets. Initially, I was just displaying the overlapping area from the ...
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graph exploration and data overload

I love to visualize huge graphs (this is a hobby: http://anvaka.github.io/pm/ ). One problem however that keeps me awake at night, is data overload in such graphs. If I render all connections inside ...
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Better way to act on grid data?

I need to assign different levels of permissions to users in a grid. But in-line/direct editing of grid data is not allowed! As shown in the mockup below, in the action column, clicking "Add" will ...
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Should I provide empty fields in tooltip or not?

I have an extension tool for Microsoft Visual Studio. It provides meta data for code lines (which is retrieved from external source code) and helps developer to resolve bugs faster. I have doubts ...
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How to visualize data when one data series is significantly bigger than the others

I'm working on visualizing some data and it turns out that there are cases where one "data set" is significantly bigger (in terms of values) than the rest. It probably needs to be barchart as I don't ...
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Inline Editing for Select Lists?

Our application is very heavy on data entry and must display pertinent data quickly and in an easy to peruse format. We have been moving towards an inline edit functionality wherein forms are by ...
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Maps with Multiple Heat Maps and Other Data

We're about to embark on a small project that requires us to plot various data on a map. Some examples that we need to put on the map: Population Income House Prices Crime Etc Examples 1-3 could be ...
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Displaying multiple charts in one page in a web view in Android?

I am developing an analytics app which would display multiple types of visualizations. So if I have a page displaying information about a stock, for instance, then I would like to show both the ...
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Braille standards for shops

Are there any braille standards for shops? For instance, if a blind person enters a supermarket, how do they find a guide that walks them to where the gloves are, how must the gloves be positioned ...
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How to handle roles access permissions

Maybe it's a silly question, I have searched for a similar question and the most similar that I have found is this Refusing a user permission to click a URL but they are talking about showing partial ...
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Best way to show to a user a list of quotes sent by another users

I have a website (not native mobile app) where users can send their quotes about an specific service. Lets say user X send a request for find someone that can fix his TV, so... tens of other users ...
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How to overlay multiple sets of quantitative data on a network?

The image below shows a biological network where nodes have been colored based on a set of measurements. This works great, but the next step is to overlay up to eight sets simultaneously. This means ...
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Two Color Progress Indicator

I'm interested in any examples of a two color progress indicator. The user will be looking at a web page consisting of a list of reports that are a combination of approved reports and reports pending ...
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How to display this piece of information on a web app?

I'm in the middle of building some drafts for a future web platform for boardgame players. As I have a design question, I just discovered this web site, so this is the first time I post here. I will ...
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Best way to display graphs and data visualization of multiple variables and complex data in mobile?

I'm struggling with some data visualization for a mental health app. This app evaluates different mental states (lack of pleasure, sadness, focus, Nervousness) via a questionnaire. The questionnaire ...
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What is the best solution to solving nested, referenced documents?

This question was a little ambiguous and I apologize for that, so here's a little context: You have a list of updates displayed in a table. Each update has an ID associated with it. When you click ...
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What's the best proportions for coloring a clustered map?

I've got a map showing 26k+ positions. Here is what is shown with a cluster solution : I'm looking to display differents color/size for different proportions. Above is the minimum zoom when you ...
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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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Best way to show your skills on a resume?

I'm working on my resume and I want to make it kind of attractive. However, I'm still doubting about how I should display the skills section. I tried several thing like percentage bars for every ...