17 Aug 2010 - 8:05pm
6 years ago
17 replies

Visually boring wire frames and charts

I am looking for inspiration to help me break out of my rut of generating wire frames and charts that are functional, but visually boring. Some individuals just have the knack to see and present data that doesn't put you to sleep. Datavisualization Yodas' if you will. Can you recommend some web sites, books or whatever that show examples of information relationships depicted in a visually appealing way. I have completely enjoyed the pattern libraries and I am hoping for the same when it comes to data.


22 Dec 2008 - 1:15pm
7 years ago
11 replies
Elise Edson

Neat use of Tufte's sparklines: Airline pet incidents

Hi IxDAers... just thought I'd share this neat example of sparklines!
I was looking for pet travel information across the various airlines,
and I was surprised/delighted to see this:

How have you integrated sparklines into your designs?


22 Dec 2008 - 4:57am
7 years ago
2 replies
Dimiter Simov

Formatting field labels and field values

Hello All,

I searched through the threads and did not find anything on the topic.

Our application, a web-based CRM, offers a number of reports. When designing
the report, I formatted the reports so that field labels appear smaller and
paler than values. The rationale: focus the attention of people to the data
not to the labels.

Some colleagues of mine strongly oppose this approach and want field labels
to be bold and the same font size as values, claiming that this is a
standard way of doing it.

16 Oct 2008 - 2:17pm
7 years ago
1 reply

Speaking of Data Visualization

For those so inclined, I recently (last week) got a copy of "Data Flow:
Visualizing Information in Graphic Design" which is all about data
visualization in graphic design - but since many here at one point or
another are asked to do something related to visualizing complex data sets -
you may find some of examples are innovative and effective ways of
communicating and could be useful in your work.

14 Oct 2008 - 11:29pm
7 years ago
7 replies
Juan Ruiz

displaying large amounts of data in the Financial sector

Hello UX experts,

I need some advice in regards on how to display large amounts of

financial information on the screen.

My client is an Insurance Provider. They currently have re-designed an

internal application for their insurance products. As you could

imagine, there is a lot of data to display. Currently they display

the information in a table format (grid format), which extends horizontally and


15 Apr 2008 - 2:17pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Pawson, Mark

Examples of complex checkbox treeviews

We have a thick desktop app that uses a checkbox treeview to show data
layers that are available to display in a separate window. However,
although Checkboxes look nice and consistent in this display they are
the wrong control to use in some cases. A checkbox implies that more
than one data layer can be chosen, however some data layers are mutually
exclusive, others are not. On first pass it struck me that either the
checkboxes should only appear next to those data layers that are
inclusive and disappear when a mutually exclusive one is chosen.

4 Mar 2008 - 1:27pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Brandon E.B. Ward

Designing an Analytics UI

I'm about to start designing the UX and UI for the analytics portion of an RIA. (Flex)

Anybody have any links/books they'd like to share discussing the display of data, interactivity, preferred visualizations etc.?



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