Questions about the use of illustrations to convey data. This is including but not limited to diagrams such as charts, maps, plots; and general graphics with underlying data.

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How can I present this information with less required user interaction?

Here's a typical graphic from my web app: It shows the performance of grades 1-12 on each of four tasks (Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide). But this is only for whole numbers. Behind each of the ...
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How can I make this into a better dashboard?

I need to redesign a link and text heavy dashboard to make it more useable and aesthetically pleasing. The existing page looks like this: As you can see, it's basically a dump of links to other ...
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Ergonomic standards to design UI [closed]

I want to build a UI application that visualize/display the analysed tire machine data. The UI application is supposed to be for tablets. However, before I build the application, I am supposed to look ...
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Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?

I'm making a data visualization. Each datum is represented by a square. To make the underlying data intuitively legible should the length of each square's side or the area of each square be ...
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How to represent data by relative importance first and size second

I'm trying to represent a list of consumers, each with one of x attributes. The graph needs to compare how many consumers have each attribute but also show that if n number of consumers has a specific ...
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How to visualize combinations of data for a gene discovery application?

What kind of a visualization/chart should I use for showing all the ways you can choose from a set of items? (i.e., number of possible combinations) Concretely, I am showing potential offspring from ...
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Which graph should I use for this ?

In order to teach a game to kids, I would like to make a chart. Since english is not my mother language, I'm just asking for the proper name of the template I should use to display my data. It's a ...
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Better way to display three pieces of data on one graph for a website

Note the oldest answer was referring to my graph prior to this last edit. It was a great answer, please don't discount it due to my edit. I want to display how much study I have done, and how ...
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Pie Chart Border Grouping

I've recently been using Illustrator for data driven visualizations. I came across a graphic and had a question about how to achieve an effect. I've included an example graphic for reference. If you ...
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Are zebra stripes on tables more effective than good spacing and visual contrast?

In old forms or webpages I often see a lot of zebra striping used on the tables because the way the table was designed it was difficult to see the rows and columns easily when you want to locate ...
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Comparing numbers of vastly differing scales

I'm working on a project that looks at the nature of electronic data (bits/bytes, storage) and the exploding nature of data traffic on the internet from 1990 to projected 2016. For one part of this ...
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Maths + Graphic Design - Did somebody try that?

Hello and wish you a nice day to all. I'm working on project of visualizating math formulas into such form that it would be easily comprehensible and readable, simply beautiful to look at. I've been ...
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How can I distinguish positive from negative values in a grayscale bubble grid?

I'm giving my sister a hand with a bunch of graphics for her thesis. She's dealing with 20 survey responses from a bunch of companies, and one of the natural things to do is look for correlation ...
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Software for producing yearly cycle illustration

My work is looking to create illustrations depicting our organisation's different processes and events occurring annually. I could create this in illustrator, but I would rather use some sort of ...
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How to place a 3d object in a photo with correct measurements?

I want to make a Infographic, which shows how much water is flowing down a river per sec. To do this I want to make a photo near the river and place the amount of water with imaginary 1m³ bricks. ...
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What characteristics make a graph look professional?

I'm documenting a technical/scientific project, in which I'm needing an extensive amount of graphs to represent the data. I would like this graphs to be as clear and representative as possible. Of ...
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How to visualise two-dimensional scientific data-points in a chart… in grayscale?

I am not sure whether this is the correct site for this question. The model comes from Physics, the data comes from computational physics, the plot is made with LaTeX but my question is about the ...
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What is good graphic visualization of a climate diagram

Does anybody know about a nice climate diagram visualization, incorporating more information than the example on Wikipedia: For example also data like, snowfall, humidity, hail, fog, thunder and so ...
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Alignment for report columns

I am currently creating a Crystal report, but having difficulty on how to align certain columns. I have a Social Security, employee_name, Check Number and Amount. I understand that the amounts ...
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How can I display extra information in a table?

So I recently got this theme and I have been modifying it to fit my needs for the application and I came across a piece of design in which I am unsure about. I have a table which contains bans, these ...
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Making terrain contours in Illustrator?

I'd like to take the fantasy world map I created to the next level as a way of buffing my illustrator skills and portfolio. Currently, it's a flat political map like this map of Canada for example. ...
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How many variables can I represent graphically before losing clarity?

Let's see if I can explain this graphical economy question I have correctly. I'm new to the field and it's worth mentioning this is pure curiosity, and my examples are - as you will be able to tell ...
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How to graphically represent click data

I have a data which contains the number times users visits a page and the time of day the visit occurs. I would like to display this data visually but I don't know what is the best representation of ...
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How to create beautiful (block) diagrams [duplicate]

I would like to include a similar picture in my bachelor's thesis. I am looking for tips on how to make this (or in general) diagram(s) more beautiful. Can you recommend programs for creating such ...
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Using which software can I produce network maps of this kind?

I found this image few years ago. I don't remember where I found it but it really helped me in teaching all the networking concepts to my students. I mean, picturing network like this has somehow made ...
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How would you represent i/o as an icon?

This has caused me to lose sleep and not get my weekly pat in the back from my boss. We have a web hosting related product that consists of database, bandwidth and I/O sub-products. To represent the ...
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How do I select a high-contrast color set for a map?

Obviously, black & white are the highest contrast. I also want 2 sets of colors, so that regions on the map can be colored with good contrast. For instance, one region might be red, another ...
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data visualization over time

I have a decent sized set of data - 500,000 records, each representing an event. The fields are: date time who did the event what the event was (there will be say 5-10 type of events) where the ...