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Questions tagged [representation]

a formal system for making explicit certain entities or types of information

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Better 2D UI control for Yaw, Pitch Roll in 3d objects (transform)

I'm working with a 2D representation of 3D objects such as a PTZ camera or avatars and cubes. I understand that the best way to rotate things in a 3D space is with direct manipulation using a widget ...
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Naming options of a Question in Quiz

I am developing a Quiz, that is to be used by various candidates in 9 different languages. So there is a dilemma in showing the options of questions:- If the options are shown as A. B. C. D. then how ...
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Modeling web based decision tables

I am trying to build a web based application that will help business to design/define non-technical business rules using a decision table concept. My decision table would look something like this, I ...
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What avatar / dummy user photo should be used in chatbot conversation

I am implementing a conversational web form for project requests. While I’m fairly certain that I should use one of our real photos for our account representative I’m uncertain what kind of dummy ...
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Writing other color spaces than RGB in hex

I'm working on an iphone application that is going to feature a custom color selection tool. The application supports various color spaces and I'd like to use hex because the codes are shorter and ...
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What is the advantage of using imprecise representations of time i. e. 'an hour ago'?

I see more and more that messengers like Skype forego precise timestamps and display things like 'just now' for messages younger than 5 minutes. The same holds true for YouTube videos, that show '1 ...
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Common reason to use italic font style in select places of GUI?

I am typically using it to indicate that specific portion of textual information is different or less important (auxilliary) than the rest: Order Rejected (No money left)
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How to represent two teams

I'm making some UI mock-ups for a tournament system. The scenario is that two players are being matched and then compete against each other. Colors is not an option because the system is going to ...
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Representing a Fraction of a Cent

I'm selling three major products on my website. I just recently encountered an issue, however, with how to display the pricing for one of the three products. Two of the three products are easily ...
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Why do web sites display dates in an inaccurate representation e.g. “a year ago”?

Many sites will display dates or times in an inaccurate representation like 1 year ago instead of just displaying the actual date. Here's a case I found to be particularly annoying: This video mostly ...
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What's a good symbol to show that two devices are connected to one another? [closed]

I'm designing a schematic overview for a client and need to show that a microphone cable is plugged into a video camera. No problem to represent the video camera just as a little box, and the mic with ...
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What symbols shows that a device is plugged into a power source? [closed]

I'm making a very simple diagram of a video camera set-up for my experimental design course. I need to show that a camera plugs into a wall. From a technical perspective, what symbol should I use to ...
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Capacity available representation? Percentages or coloured icons?

Currently, capacity available is represented using a single icon in green, yellow, or red (green = lots, yellow = some, red = low). Due to API changes, there is an option to modify this data to show ...
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Should UTC timestamps, such as those in Stack Exchange hover-texts, include day of the week?

There is a proposal on Meta Stack Exchange to add the day of the week to the hover-texts for timestamps on Stack Exchange, which currently show a raw UTC timestamp, of the form YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SSZ, ...
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How can I accentuate values in this form to aid fast visual identification?

My web app has a need to display multiple values. Right now I find it hard to visually discern quickly. Observe UI Observe minimized html: <table> <tr> <td>gpm</td> ...
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Is there a way to represent information with an icon in flat UI or have they to be always actionable?

I would like to represent a file status (i.e. "needs to be reviewed", "done" etc.) through an icon. However, in flat UI you can't distinguish an actionable from a non-actionable icon due to lack of ...
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How to display money in an international website?

What is the best way to display money on a website that will be available in multiple languages? I can think on many ways, but can't see the best one. The easiest branch is using always the same ...
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Application Map - software and / or method suggestion

We are developing a very large application and we need to map it for executives to be able to understand and follow the process. I am not making a mind-map like network visual on prezi (sorry I can ...
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How to represent repeats?

I'm trying to write a budgeting web-app and wants the user to choose how many times a budget should repeat itself. I have the following options: I want One-time to mean that the budget only happens ...
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How to display 256MB of data in a user-acceptable time?

Currently we have a buffer that is 256MB of data. Displaying all that at once is out the question since it will take a long, long time. I thought of dividing the 256MB in chuncks of 64MB each, then ...
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Represent mandatory/recommended/optional relationships between items

I've got a tree structure where the relationship between the parent and the child can be marked as either mandatory, recommended, or optional. This structure can be up to 3 levels deep. For example: ...
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When should a year be added to a timestamp?

Stack Exchange uses relative timestamps to indicate when an action occurred; a question was asked, edit was made etc. This is done as far back as "2 days ago"; anything prior to exactly 48 hours ago ...
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Representing how many you have with how many they want

I have a problem whereby we are asking a user for multiple items. This is in a gaming scenario and the game has lots of items. Each item is manufactured from other items and is only counted once it ...
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Alternatives to pie charts in a table

We've got an application where we want to show parts-of-a-whole data in a table with multiple rows. The current table design has a small number of rows (4-8). Each contains text and numbers plus a pie ...