Questions tagged [info-visualisation]

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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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Visualize file relations

I'm desiging an interface where file relations are a bit complicated and I could really use some help on how to visualize them. Basically, it's a programme where you can change different kinds of ...
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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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Forms - Best way to display survey questions

I have a survey / intake form that has upwards of 50 questions that the user has to answer. All of these questions are usually filled in by the user, but they're not required to be. The sections are ...
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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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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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Calendar display options issue

On the website of a client we have a calendar of events with quite a bit information in addition to the date and place. It looks like this: It's a jssor static slider The user can see/go to the next ...
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Simple ways of showing or visualising “time spent”

For context, I work on a learning platform where a student and a tutor come together for one-hour learning sessions. At the end of the session we have a learning reflection step. Here we show the ...
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Representing a network delay in fetching the status of a network object

Back story I am working on a monitoring view of a network management system. The system allows the user to deploy a network object in a client environment. Once done, this monitoring view shows the ...
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Show Linked entries on Data Table

I'm working on the data table of an Insurance Installment Plan. Case 1: Below is the initial schedule that has 10 entries. The business senario is sometimes if an installment is overdue, clients ...
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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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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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Compact way to represent a progress with many sub-operations?

I have the following way of representing a long-running operation, it is detailed in the sense that every sub-operation progress is shown: (it's currently shown in a text mode application but final ...
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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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What is the difference between a dashboard and a report?

The words 'dashboard' and 'report' are used extensively in data visualization applications such as Google Analytics. But what exactly are the defining characteristics of each? And how, precisely, do ...
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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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UX for non-traditional working time [duplicate]

This is my first post so please don't be critical with me if I do something wrong. So what is my case - Everyone knows the standard method to visualize the working hours of business: But what is if ...
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How to visually compare two values

My site needs to be able to compare two values visually. The comparison is trying to show how close (or far apart) the two values are numerically. I was thinking two bars like so: However, since there ...
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'And' Filter visualization

I am designing dashboard, and have a filters panel on the side. What is the best way to reflect the user that the filtering is an 'AND' combination and not an 'OR' combination?
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How to visually encode something “real/actual” vs “ideal/expected”?

In a data visualization, I need to show two lines: one representing an actual, observed value (in the example below: red), and one representing a norm, or what this value should be in an ideal case (...
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Honest way to show your skills in Portfolio

So i have started seeing this a lot in portfolios of designers. This person has a title that says "My Skills", and at the bottom are bar graphs that are in percentages. So I asked this question - "...
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Status Bar with several Stage

I would like to have some opinion on the design, I made to represent the product process QTY. At each stage, i should show to the user, how many of his requested product has been proceed. If there are ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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How to describe two variables in a heatmap?

I need to describe distribution of showtimes across day-hours and their occupancy. Showtimes distribution across day-hours can be described using a simple heatmap/ table, e.g. Here each times-cell ...
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Need help with automated data visualization

I am designing an automated data visualization algorithm. A user uploads a collection of 100 points as x-y pairs. I want to create an algorithm to show the user a scatter plot that just plots the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...