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Pagination of Bar Chart

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247843D
Publication Date: 2016-Oct-06
Document File: 4 page(s) / 82K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a is a method to introduce horizontal or vertical transition animation and apply pagination to a bar chart to facilitate easier and more comfortable reading and help the user find the desired information. The flexible design solution also allows the user to view more data without fully expanding a chart.

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Pagination of Bar Chart

Users are often overwhelmed with information when presented with an enormous number of bars in a chart. In addition, information is difficult to read when a graph is presented with small resolution.

A method is needed to prevent eyestrain or vision over-stimulation and address spacial constraints when an article or presentation includes information in the form of a bar chart.

The novel contribution is a method to apply pagination to a bar chart to facilitate easier and more comfortable reading and help the user find the desired information. The flexible design solution also allows the user to view more data without fully expanding a chart. The core idea is to introduce horizontal or vertical transition animation to keep the user in the context and improve the user experience.

The noveldesign prevents a user from over stimulating the eye and allows users to focus on the desired information. The design can simply list data from top to bottom order, comparing single vs. grouped data, or compare groups of data.

To address spatial constraints and the difficulty in reading charts with a small resolution, the design integrates pagination with the chart in the x-axis or y-axis, if the bar chart is vertically oriented.

To compare single vs. group or group vs. group data, the approach is to group the bars and add the pagination function to the grouped area (e.g., a group of stores vs. a group of distribution centers).

The design allows users to access additional information (i.e., bars) before expanding to a full page.

When the user clicks on the pagination feature, the system introduces transition animation to keep user in context. Instead of a static update to the chart area, the system introduces horizontal or vertical transition animation to keep the user in context. A visualization/chart can accelera...