Questions tagged [info-visualisation]

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

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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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Selecting the right units for large timeline charts

We have very granular timebased data (Captured by the minute) for a very large timeframe (can go into years). This data needs to be depicted on a timeline chart something like this The green shows ...
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Flow charts with lots of nodes

I have a flow chart component with lots of nodes and it's overwhelming for the user to be blasted with it at once. There are approximately 100 nodes in the flow chart. I like that it gives an ...
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Im looking an alternative to a table/matrix

Aloha! Im looking for alternative ways to present a table/matrix of words. The purpose of the table is not only to present the words but user should pick some 7 words out of many, say 55. How to make ...
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Tabular vs Card-based presentation, which is better for lots of data?

Basically, we have a long list of stuff that has, on its on, a lot of details. We are wondering whether to use a table or put each set in a rectangular card format. See below: On one hand, the table ...
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Is there a visual way to represent drag capability?

In this data visualization chart, we wanted to make user understand that the chart is interactive. When someone clicks and drags any point, the selection expands. This helps drilling down in the data....
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Best presentation for four simultaneous data points

I need to present data about defects that "I" created in the last 7 days, and want to show 4 different aspects: Count Severity Type (Bug, Violation, or Code Smell) Date Here's what I've come up with ...
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Scatter plot chart vs code flower (force directed) chart for data visualization

We've got a scatter plot chart which represents some data. Now, the client wants us to replace it with this code flower (force directed) chart. Implementation efforts is not the problem for us, ...
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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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When to use all upper case?

From my understanding: It had been thought all uppercase (e.g. THIS IS SCREAMING) was hard to read because of the way the eye works. It is now understood that all uppercase is hard to read just ...
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Which is better - recovery “error” message or undo user input?

I'm working on an application that allows users to drill down into the data in order to get visual chart representations. There is the assumption that there will be cases where users are exploring ...
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Displaying Long Lists of Items on Web & Mobile

What are the best UX practices for displaying quick reference long lists such as these in the image below? This page is used for quickly referencing what a user is allowed to eat on a diet. For this ...
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Visualize a simple workflow - content visualization

My boss has some content in a word document which looks like the following I need to move this content onto a website - specifically a responsive WordPress website. I am wondering if there is a ...
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What is the best chart to present multi dimensional data?

Question to UX/Data/Subject Matter Experts: I'm working on a Call Analysis app where one of the chart is to present the aggregate value of "Call Quality by Client Health by Call Type". These are the ...
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How should I handle toggling of chart series based on groups of checkboxes?

I'm modifying an interface for an interactive line chart that can contain anywhere from one to twelve series of data. Users will be able to choose which series they can view by clicking on a set of ...
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Visualization of proportions/ratio over time

I am looking for a smart way to visualize proportions, or ratio, over time in a chart. Since the relation between the variables is more interesting than their individual value, I can't just plot the ...
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how to explain a percentile

On my app, users get a score. I want to tell them where they stand relative to other users. I have a feature that tells them they are in first place, second place... nth place. I would also like to ...
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Hierachical bipartite graph for a large data set

I'm looking for a way to visualize the association between two data sets. One of these data sets is itself organized in a hierarchy. For example: Set 1 - Students: Anna Belinda Charles Daniel Ellen ...
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Facebook bot : should all the experience be in Facebook Messenger or not?

Me and my friend are working on a Facebook bot. We have a question where we have opposite viewpoints, so we made the choice to ask this community. To me, if you provide a Facebook-bot user ...
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Data visualization for queued items

What data visualization would you say is suitable for my purpose? I'm looking for a chart or something similar to present queued items with different states, some is queued, some is processing and ...
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How to show metrics on performance progress vs goal?

I am working in the interface for a software, and it is very important to keep it as simple as possible. For this specific problem it was decided that colours should be avoided (if possible), so not ...
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Optical Illusion created while displaying a table with spaced rows

I'm creating a form that is essentially a table. It looks a bit like this: The issue I'm having here is that when you look at it long enough, the vertical lines separating the cells in each row begin ...
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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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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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