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How can I improve card design?

This is a small item, so avoid filling precious whitespace by containing every element into its own separate box. Instead, break the design down into 2 sections for better separation between the top ...
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How can I improve card design?

This is an opinion based answer, and there is no right or wrong here. Generally, I quite like the basic style of it. It's very traditional in a kind of educational establishment way. However in my ...
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How can I improve card design?

Great thanks to everybody for your replies! I found it difficult to place all the information under icons, so I ended up with aligning the first column right and the second left, as suggested by ...
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Should labels in a figure be set in a different font face or font size from the body text?

As you can notice, there are different answers. This means that the word "should" does not apply. Let me separate your question into several parts. Font-face and size. Although they are ...
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Designing creatives with complex sale mechanics

One strategy that you can use is sometimes called Messaging Management (Packaging Design Workbook, p. 87). It helps your audience to "chunk": A way of dealing with or remembering information by ...
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Should labels in a figure be set in a different font face or font size from the body text?

It... Depends. There are two different questions to answer here, and they are pretty distinct: What is traditionally done for the typography of labels in a scientific diagram? What is a good, legible,...
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What is this kind of visualization called: lots of squares of different sizes arranged in a square/rectangular bucket

You can probably call this a volume chart or a block chart, but ultimately this would fall under the general charts category, of which there are many styles: the more popular bar charts and pie charts,...
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Should labels in a figure be set in a different font face or font size from the body text?

For diagrams it is in general best to go for a well-readable sans-serif font. If you have a serif or more stylistic font it makes sense to use a different font for diagrams, otherwise use the same. ...
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graphing: show a distant cluster while minimizing negative space?

I know this is a very old question, but its an interesting problem. here's a solution I came up with. Keep in mind I don't have a full grasp of usage. My goal was the indicate distance in some way ...
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Software to draw schemes quickly

I would suggest you look into MATLAB which is kind of a gold standard for many math operations that require drawings to be created. Also, SmartDraw is a FREE online program where you can draw ...
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Software to draw schemes quickly

You could try 3D imaging software For example Google SketchUp or something similar. Another option might be CAD-based programs (I have no experience with those, though, and they are not famous for ...
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A website with a large tree-structure diagram

Whatever tree you'll be making, nobody's going to flick through 450 links of equal weight. You need to create some structure and break down this volume into smaller sections, groups, etc: create a ...
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Is having a skills bar chart on a resume a good idea?

I really dislike seeing these on student resumes, because they feel trendy/gimmicky and I question the analytics that go into determining how an entry level designer judges their own competency, with ...
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What software is used to create these kinds of infographics and checklists?

Any decent vector art software would work for those tasks: Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Designer, Xara Designer, Inkscape, or if you're on a Mac, Sketch app, though most often used for UI design tasks, ...
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Designing a printed form - How to handle boxes for characters?

I dislike mixing text with other elements in forms. To this end I stick with text formatting as much as possible - using tabs with leaders, paragraph rules, special glyphs etc. If I need to create ...
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How to show multiple years of line data for comparison

Try a different approach First thing you should try is to find a color palette that would be both easily readable and pleasing to look at, but judging by the comment: "...toddler with a coloring ...
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Best way to design map markers based on their 'heat' parameter

Personally I think more information about what exactly you are indicating with the markers is needed to give a complete answer, but maybe this can help you get started. Assuming you are talking about ...
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graphing: show a distant cluster while minimizing negative space?

The clusters appear to be roughly aligned along a 45° axis. To "compress" the distance between the clusters and preserve their size and relative orientation, position your "zig-zag" break ...
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graphing: show a distant cluster while minimizing negative space?

If the axiis really don't matter, the obvious choice is to reduce the size of the bounding box (border added for clarity):
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Indesign auto column width size for table based on the data containing?

If the table width must stay the same the only logical way is to change the row height to at least, as this would allow to automatically fit content. If you want to change the cell width this could ...
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