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Questions tagged [information-design]

Questions about the branch of design focused on communicating factual information in a visual or multisensory way. Includes the principles behind effective use and design of diagrams, maps, signage, pictograms, data visualisations, infographics and technical illustrations. Also called 'infodesign'.

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Any guide or rule for the importance of information in map-like mobile application design? [closed]

A side question to this one. Is there any guide-set or set of rules to judge which information is more important than other when designing a map-like mobile application? When using Google Maps in ...
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Designing a printed form - How to handle boxes for characters?

I am designing a printed form that will be printed on paper, where the user can only put a certain number of characters per an answer. The form is printed off and given to the end user. Example: ...
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What software is used to create these kinds of infographics and checklists? [closed]

What software is generally used to create these kinds of infographics or checklists? What do you guys use?
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How to demonstrate the efficiency of a dynamic factor in comparison with some constant coefficient with a chart?

I proposed a measure which estimates the coefficient of each sample dynamically, So the coefficient of two sample s1 and s2 can be different. To show the effectiveness of this measure, I want to ...
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Software to draw schemes quickly

Especially in science there are lots of schemes used, like below, but I can't imagine that such images are produced via e.g. inkscape. I'm quite used to it but nevertheless, it would take some time. ...
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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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Designing creatives with complex sale mechanics

I'm Designing a set of creatives for sale campaigns (e.g. black Friday) for a fashion e-commerce. These would be in mostly landscape dimensions, but there are also smaller placements. Compared usual ...
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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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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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graphing: show a distant cluster while minimizing negative space?

I am preparing a map of cluster assignments for a publication that seeks to minimize negative space in their figures. This is what my map looks like: Notice the distant island in orange? I want to ...
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If business card will only contain one phone number, is it necessary to specify which type of number it is?

For corporate business cards, I would like to remove the designation ahead of the phone number, if one phone number will be included on the card. Some cards will have both cell and work numbers, in ...
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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 make clear the intent of résumé status bars?

On my résumé, in order to emphasize the technologies that I am skilled with I am placing a 'status bar' along with each technology indicating a level of 1 to 5. This is the rough draft: Is it clear ...
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Design Problem :: Creating a Guide to Incentives

Background :: Many information design projects equip the viewer to act on the information presented. For that action to happen, the viewer must understand the behavior we want from them and be able to ...
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Where can I find non-emoji icons for experiences and emotions? [duplicate]

To help people make sense of the world, we need to make information crystal clear. Well-placed icons can reinforce meaning and draw the eye quickly to the relevant section on a page. I need to ...
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Best plotting symbols for scientific plots with multiple datasets

At this moment I have found only one enlightening discussion on the best practices of choosing of plotting symbols for scientific plots. It is in the book Cleveland W.S. The Elements of Graphing ...
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How to make plot marker sizes for scientific plots seem consistent?

It is common to use different shapes like circle, square, triangle, diamond, star, pentagon and hexagon for representing different datasets on scientific plots. These shapes can be further complicated ...
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How much consistency should I keep throughout writing (document) and presentating (slides)?

I have a scientific document and I'm about to presentate it. Many instructions and guildlines help me to make a perfect document or a presentation, but I want to go further: make a perfect ...
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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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How do I use designs in a stacked bar chart with precise statistics?

You'll have to bear with me, I'm going to struggle describing what I mean. I'm creating a chart that looks something like this: Except that my numbers aren't integers. So, in that first line for ...
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How to visually differentiate between manual and automatic edit capabilities

I'm having some difficulty find an icon or solution to differentiate operation in the same table, but with different origin. In my table I have operation imported from a central system and others ...
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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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Critique: How can I improve this instructional illustration of a roll down process?

I need to illustrate a pack that rolls down 3 time at the top and can only use black and white and no words. I'm using Adobe Illustrator because it has to be vector art. End result will be screen ...
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Best way to display large amounts of hierarchical information in a web application [closed]

I have a web application that shows a lot of information that is rather mundane. The information is related to data types that are hierarchical in nature, so there is some design around that in terms ...
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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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Icon to indicate a span of time

I have a mobile app interface with a list of dates and notes: Sep 5 - No longer contagious Sep 6 - Can return to school ... Sep 9 - Back to normal Right now I am using an ellipsis to indicate a gap ...
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How can I show a database graphically?

I would like to provide a non-technical, intuitive visualization of my database for people who are familiar with the underlying data, but not database design. The figure will be included in a journal ...
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Indesign auto column width size for table based on the data containing?

I have a lot of tables that designers have to adjust slightly to fit the content. This takes a large amount of time in our process and I would like to know if there is anyway to skip this? Perhaps a ...
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Charts that communicate completeness / 100%

I wonder if there are other - similar intuitive ways - to visualize that some parts together on a chart are the whole / complete / sum up to 100%. Probably the most commonly used and understood is a ...
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Is there any learning service like Pluralsight but for design?

Meet Pluralsight. We are a group of serious developers. We are also committed to creating the best training available. This mix of training for developers, by developers is what rings true to our ...
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Is having a skills bar chart on a resume a good idea?

I was looking at the resume in this question, and I noticed the skills bar chart. I've seen this on several designers' resumes and was wondering if it is a new fad, if it's something that I should ...
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What are great fonts for information-heavy data tables?

I'm designing a web application which has lots of data tables with business information both as numbers (sales, hours etc) and text (product names, region names etc). What fonts are great for dense ...
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How do I find examples of single 2-D non-animated info-graphics with 4 or 5 dimensions within a single graph?

Really not sure how to explain what I'm looking for, just know it exist. For example, dimensions might include time, volatility, space, distance, density, etc. -- basically any measurement that's ...
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What are examples of web apps with clean, text-based layouts?

I'm in the process of redesigning a web app with a very simple layout, set mostly by text (similar to Google in both aesthetics and functionality). Do you know any examples of web apps with such ...
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What resources can help me with some basic design skills for an internal web application?

What resources could I (a programmer) find to help me with some basic design skills for an internal web application? I don't mean to make it look like it is off the shelf, but I would like to group ...
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What are examples of magazine-like front-pages in web design?

I'm designing a responsive front-page layout for a well known online community (just dribbbled this preview). The content section will feature a list of several articles, each containing: A thumbnail;...
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Graphic design/color compositions for waveform presentation

I have a dashboard of data, on which one of most important elements is a waveform of medical data (a real-time stream, in most cases it would be ECG waveform). I am looking for a way to present this ...
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How improve my table-cell highlighting scheme?

In my daunting table of market numbers, seconds-by-seconds price changes in the Bid, Ask, and Last columns are highlighted for the user. Highlighting happens when the page is refreshed: click the ...
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How to graphically represent customer flow in indoor environments?

I'd like to know how can I represent human streams and paths in indoors facilities. Where to are people moving? How do they move and in which proportions? Something like Aaron Koblin's Flight ...