Questions tagged [data-visualisation]

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 to Make a Beautiful Stacked 3D Plot

I am looking to make a plot where: Plot is composed of a group of 2D plots, stacked in 3D. The height of the line is indicated by the color. The mean of the wave of each plot is indicated by a dashed ...
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What software do you recommend for data visualization and graphing?

I've been doing some graphs in excel for academic purposes, but I've ran into 2 main problems: Excel doesn't have all the features I need Designing graphs in excel is a pain in the ass So I'm ...
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How do you create Arc/Rainbow Charts?

I have been hunting all over for a tutorial on how to build arc/rainbow graphs like the one in the picture. I'm confident that I could make paths line up with one another like that but I need a way to ...
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What are efficient, responsive and accessible workflows to create data tables?

I will soon have to design several data tables collecting text data to compare different tech services. I am therefore wondering what the best practices to make data tables are today. They don't ...
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How to show multiple years of line data for comparison

I am an analyst, and it seems that management is allergic to anything that's not a line graph, and have asked me to put the information into a line graph. Now I have all the information, but it ...
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How many different colours can I have in a data visualisation?

I've designed a (6x6) matrix of similarity values, where there are 10 different values. I want to assign color to the cells that the values are representing, where color signifies a certain value. ...
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Smart home design feedback

I would like some feedback for my design. It is in german because we are situated in a german speaking part of the world. Back story, it's a website which will guide a customer with smart home ...
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What is this type of graph/plot called?

I am creating a presentation for a school assignment and wanted to include a visual aid I have seen before; however, obtaining tips for designing it has been extremely difficult as I cannot for the ...
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What programs do designers use to illustrate reports' graphs and maps?

I am designing monthly and biweekly reports which have many maps and charts. For the maps, I am using ArcGIS but for the graphs, I am using Excel which I don't think it's suitable and doesn't fit my ...
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Color of an object as a Variable in Illustrator

Is it possible to have the color of an object as a Variable? In my particular case I want to change the color of a rectangle with my datasets.
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Is there an automatic tool that can crawl a live site and generate both a visual sitemap and single-page screenshots?

Is there an automatic tool that can crawl a live site and generate both a visual sitemap and single-page screenshots? I tried searching around and all I can find is Powermapper and Slickplan but ...
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What is the name of visual technic to draw line showing both velocity and accleration in 3d animation software

In several animating software such as Blender, source film maker,etc. ... , they visual the position of an object over time by pulsating line. Does that visualization technic have a name? Edit: In ...
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What is the name of this chart element?

What is the name for these vertical bands in this graph?
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How can I draw electrical circuits and export them in SVG?

This would be an example of the kind and quality of elements that I want to use, which I can't get if I were to draw it with Matlab: These circuits are supposed to be in my thesis which I'm writing ...
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How to vectorize a graph from a raster image

I have an image of a graph and want to redraw this graph in Illustrator. Full size image Is there any "trick" to do this? I am trying with the pen tool but it's very hard to reproduce that the fine ...
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Textual ways to represent percentage without numbers?

I am making an application which reminds users to take breaks at intervals (the user can set the interval). I’d like to give the user an idea of how much time is left until the break, but not give the ...
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What tools are used to create this Facebook Algorithmic Map? [closed]

Check the image below (original here). I want to create similar graphics (or map of Facebook Algorithmic factory). Which tools are used to generate these graphics?
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What's a good, free, program for creating graphs based on Excel data?

I let it slip to a friend that I took some GIS courses before, and he asked me to help him make graphs/charts for him. Being the good friend I am, I agreed, but only if he would buy me lunch. My old ...
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How to create a customized color cycle picture?

It is part of a university project visualize displacement of speckles between to pictures. To do that I use the HSV color room, so the angle of displacement is respresented by hue and the displacement ...
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Extracting vertex data of a 3D Model using 3D Modelling software

I know the title might sound a bit confusing but there is method in my madness. Firstly, the type of data i'm trying to extract is every position and angle of every vertex used to form the 3D Model ...
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How to set the data range for palette to map out color in gnuplot

I am using gnuplot. I would like to compare across different settings of the same type of data in a color plot using something like the following: plot 'pdratio' using 1:2:(abs($1)>0.3?$4:1/0) ...
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What software can create and annotate a 3D model's outline?

One problem perhaps eternal for the beginners: how to create and annotate an image like this one. The image contains hidden lines specific to a 3D body represented in the plan. If the software is ...
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Alternatives to present multiple location information on a map

I have a client who thinks that there really needs to be a comma between the name of the school, and the public school zone number (CSD#). I would love a second opinion from a design perspective. ...
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Create a bar chart within a table in InDesign?

I want to represent numbers in a table I've created in InDesign as a scaled bar chart, similarly to the image below. Is there a way to do this in InDesign or Illustrator without manually adding and ...
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How to create a line graph around a circle

How can I recreate this chart (wave line) around a circle with actual data in Illustrator? Or is any other way to generate vector format? I need this for print.
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What application was this chart made in?

I need to create scientific charts for data analysys. The ability to automatically generate maximum and minimum slope with the given uncertainty would be excellent. Here is an examlpe of the result I ...
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How can I better represent a cross-cutting component in an ERD

I am creating an ERD for a training roadmap as shown below. The soft skills component is cross-cutting in all levels. Is that the best way to represent it?
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Dealing with a lot of repetition in data table

I have a table where a lot data is repeated (see the competition, players and date columns). The endless rows of the same stuff draws the eye and makes it seem like the most important thing in the ...
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Illustrator data-driven maps

I have searched high and low for a way to colorize parts of a map based on a csv or xml file. For instance to illustrate results of a election. Doing it by hand is both tedious I imagine being able ...
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Is it fair to use accent colors to borders in material design?

I'm trying to create a widget styles in dashboard design.is it fair to use accent colors to borders instead of background color.when i try to use as bachground color it doesnt compliment the other ...
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What is the “unambiguously correct” pictogram for database storage?

I want to draw a mockup design of a set of microservices forming a web application. I need to represent a database storage in it. I would like to know if there is consensus on which pictogram is ...
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Should I generate report graphics as PDF or SVG for 70% web, 30% print users? Or PNG?

As a database guy, I hope my design-n00B question isn't noise! I have some moderately complex data for which I want to generate (2-D) graphic representations on demand and also at intervals. I ...
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Any tool to automatically generate HTML layout structure diagram?

I usually post in StackOverflow, but this is more a layout/design question. I am trying to get an overview of the HTML structure of an application I am working on, and was looking for a tool to ...
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Why are the slices not accurate in my pie chart in Illustrator?

I made a pie chart that contains several slices. Two of the slices are .1%. One .1% slice (the yellow one) can easily be seen, while the other one is incredibly small - you have to drag the other ...
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How to make a timeline with task and actions that is easily readible? [closed]

We are making a web timeline for our callcenter department. In this timeline you can see tasks and related actions to perform these tasks. So task =actions+actions+ potential other actions or not. ...
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JavaScript library that will display variable size wedges on a Pie Chart [closed]

I'm looking for a JavaScript library that will create pie charts with variable sized wedges like in the image. (It looks like a doughnut graph but the the image in the middle just has a white border ...
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Show legend AND percentages in Illustrator pie chart

I have a pie chart that looks like this: I want to make it look like this (ignore the purple lines), so that it has both the colored legend AND the percentages. (The color and shape doesn't matter). ...
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How do I create a tri-colored arc in Inkscape?

I need to cut an arc which has three colors say red, green and blue one after the other. This is for a circular game paddle. I am using a differentiate on a square and a circle, then rotating the ...
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Best way to design map markers based on their 'heat' parameter

I'm creating a google map, with some custom markers on it. Each marker has a "heat" parameter, and I would like to design those markers depending on this parameter. But I can't figure the best way to ...
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rotation target and illustrator actions

I'm building a set of actions to help myself create pie charts, one segment create a line segment at a certain point (from the artboard center out), and the attempts to rotate it around the same point ...
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How to count colors in an image or series of images?

Perhaps this question is too technical for this subsite, if so, please relocate it to a better spot. I'm doing some research on colors where I need to figure out how common colors are. The end result ...
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How to edit the category labels in a graph in Adobe Illustrator?

Does anyone know how to make the text on the Category axis of a graph in Illustrator on the right look like the one on the left? On the one on the left I have done it manually but surely there is ...
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Distinct palette for translucent markers over greyscale image?

I'm trying to choose a discrete set of 10+ "cold" to "hot" colors to be used by translucent markers/icons displayed over a continuous tone grey scale image where each step is clearly different it's ...
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Tool for drawing Smartphones from different 3D Perspectives [closed]

For presentation purposes, I need to visualize a process that involves rotating the smartphone in 3D-space. Hence, I am looking for a drawing tool (or a way), which has smartphone graphics (preferably ...
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What is the best color map to show the strength (a 2D data matrix)? [closed]

For the purpose of on-screen show and/or print.
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Is there any scientific evidence that verifies the advantages of infographics in resumes?

I am a computer scientist currently working on his master thesis. For this purpose i developed an application which is able to produce infographic resumes. But currently im struggling to find proper ...
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How to auto generate bulk greeting cards from excel/csv data

I am trying to bulk generate greeting cards from an excel(or csv) table in which multiple people have generated customized messages for each recipient. Each card can have a different number of people ...
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Should graphs and charts be reversed for RTL-reading audiences?

I don't recall ever seeing any examples of right-to-left-reading charts and graphs, so I'm guessing the answer is no; however, I wanted to ask here to see if anyone has information to the contrary: ...
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How to use percents in Illustrator Graph Tool?

I am currently making a bar graph with various percentages. Illustrator graph tool seems to be limited in formatting the style of numbers compared to one would in Excel. How do I set graph tool, to ...
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What´s the most suitable software and way to do this kind of CALENDARS? [duplicate]

I like 2 kinds of annual calendar. ONE is this ( origianl in PDF ) ANOTHER(numer two) is this ( origianl in PDF ) I usually use Fireworks CS6 (and may be than in a few months I´m going to use ...