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Is there a reasonable Stack Exchange site to ask about data visualization questions, that are not related to the programming of visualization software/libraries, but rather the best way to present a certain type of data in a visualization?

For example; a question might be

"How do I best represent a timelapse heatmap of two different data sets, and the differences between the two?"

Is there any site where this would be on-topic? If there are multiple, what is the best site to ask it on?

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This question is completely on-topic on the CrossValidated SE and the DataScience SE, as it asks about the representation of data sets on a heat map.

You can ask about the relevance in the site's meta.

And as the comment above says, data visualization is indeed on-topic on CrossValidated. So, it is better suited there, than on the DataScience SE.

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User Experience seems to be what you are looking for. It's about Specific UX design problems which is what that seems to be, for instance the site has a tag with several questions.

As always be sure to check out the help centre first. If you're still not sure even after that, you could always ask on the site meta whether your question is on-topic.

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  • I thought UX is about controls/interface design and not specific data representation? – Burhan Khalid Oct 22 '15 at 20:49
  • Have a look at some of the questions and tags, it sure seems more broad than you're suggesting it is. There's some heatmaps questions there already. – Robert Longson Oct 22 '15 at 20:51
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Graphic Design allows questions about the non-programmatic aspects of data visualizations.

GDSE Tag: Data-Visualization

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