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 get the XY coordinates of the segments in a rule?

I have a curved line and because I wanted it to be divided in segments of equal distances, I used a Rule effect. (The image is in Spanish, but I hope you know what I mean with Rule - I don't know if ...
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Color scheme for many options

I have data in six series: A2, A1, B1, B2, B3, B4. Two of these belong in one group, and four in another group. Within these, there is a progression in the series: A2 > A1, B4 > B3 > B2 > B1. In ...
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How to draw a “circle grid” with editable colours and background colours?

Could advise on how I would create the image shown? I am not a graphic designer but really need to create something like this. I have no idea even what package to use! Any help would be appreciated.
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Developing a graphic that highlights differences in time between items, task and sub task times

I'd like to make a visualization that shows the differences in total timelines and variability to complete a task. In total, there are 20 of these items, each with a different total and step times. ...
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How to display data labels in Illustrator graph function (pie graph)?

I am trying to make a pie graph that has both the data labels (e.g. 33%) and the series name (e.g. "apples"). Here is an example below. It seems this can only be accomplished through manually ...
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Conveying Tags / Categories in Print Design

I am soon to be working on a brochure design that kind of acts as a local business directory. The directory is split into different categories of businesses, however many of the businesses belong to ...
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How can I design this graph (select line colors and number of lines) so that it's intelligible?

I'm designing a graph for a website using Highcharts. This graph contains lots of outbreak curves (basically, cumulative disease incidence over time). The point of this particular graph is to be able ...
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Better ways to visualise a box of uncertain colour when the possible colours are complementary?

I try to create an illustration containing certain items represented by coloured boxes (exhibits 1 and 2), with the colour distinguishing different types of items. Assume that the look of these boxes (...
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Open and edit a .wav file in Photoshop (view wavelength)

Trying to find a way (better and higher quality of a screenshot) to open a .wav file in Photoshop and view and edit the wavelength file. Initially, I used Adobe Audition and Onde ScreenCapture. The ...
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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 other ...
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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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What's the best way to find the CMYK and RGB for flex banner design?

Please for flex banner design which colours are correct rgb or cmyk i am confusing to make flex banner rgb neither cmyk please give me suggestion aboutthis
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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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Please critique my pending website's home page with these two questions:

I have the following questions regarding my design: Does my website have a professional, high-end feel? Why are why not? Does my current "Call To Action" button stand out or can you find it easily ...
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how to design visually beautifull websites? [closed]

I have a good knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript and ... and I can make an entire website in 2 or 3 days but I don't know how to make it beautiful an attractive!! can you tell what should I do coz I ...
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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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How do you present a logo to a client? [closed]

I am newbie and would like guidance on How do you present the logo to a client visually in a professional way? What are the different ways of presenting a logo to a client? If there are links to ...
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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 many ...
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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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How to create an array of circles within a circle?

I'm looking to place exactly 750 filled circles in a random array within a circular shape, essentially a static version of this infographic I've considered scatter graphs (but that seems as painful ...
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Is there a better visual than the infamous generic stock photo employee for a human connection? [closed]

We have a strict corporate policy against publishing any photos. In fact one magazine requested a head shot for the cover of their issue and we had to decline that part of our contract. What are ...
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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 do I improve the visual design of my scientific schematic figures?

When writing a manuscript, I generally feel like my plots follow a good balance of visibility and informational portrayal. Once in a awhile, I need to create a figure where something is shown "...
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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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When designing, what techniques can be used for determining if the right amount of “fluff” has been added?

Fluff (N.): something inconsequential Source: Merriam-Webster Online English Dictionary In design, this is often viewed as unnecessary ornamentation. In web design, where load times are important, ...
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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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Please guide me for UI design Workflow

I have just started design for mobile apps. My question is: in the beginning of the design process I have so many ideas, but I am not able to decide which one visually looks great... Designing all ...
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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 can I develop a system to translate ideas into Ideograms?

I am in the process of creating some infographics for some design thinking methods. I need to translate sometimes complex (but with common themes) ideas into visuals. To put it a different way, why ...
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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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Creating an interactive rotating image from multiple JPEGs

I am looking to create an interactive image of a machine. I will be taking incremental photos of it rotationally at two different distances from the machine (approx. 20ft and 5ft away). Once I have ...
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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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How to display available dates?

I have an end user who is the admin for a website and they insist on showing the available dates to the customer. They are showing the showings literally like this: 2-Mar, 9-Mar, 16-Mar, 23-Mar, ...
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How to conceptualise and generate visualisations with many points interconnected via Bézier curves?

Can someone uncover the design process behind social network visualisations such as http://inmaps.linkedinlabs.com – and how those interconnecting Béziers are generated?
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How can I arrange words into a shape to make a “word cloud” design?

I want to create a T-shirt to commemorate the tenth edition of a gaming convention and I had the idea to have the names of all the games that were played during the convention form a big roman numeral ...
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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 ...