I'm trying to help visualize a portfolio of projects.
They start off in the first state with some basic details, then they're reviewed, fully defined, and finally, work is begun.
Right now, the color scale for the states is as follows:
The bottom is the start of a project, and all projects in progress are on the top. The linear flow is top to bottom.
I have been considering a few questions:
- What should be the final color: blue, green, something else?
- Should the scale be varying states of one color, progressively getting brighter?
- Should the bottom color be red, progressing through the ROYGBIV scale?
Thanks for your thoughts!
After some discussion, I drafted a few more concepts:
This one is with a single hue scale, and showing the state of inactive projects:
This one with a single hue scale, showing the state of inactive projects, and having a side-by-side display of progress.