I'm redesigning a reviewer-type website for college entrance exams - there are different categories such as math, science, english. Students can take as many review quizzes/exams as they want, and they can choose to take an entire exam, or just chosen subjects.
For the student dashboard, we have to show the current score of the student, and splits across the different subjects, and sub-subjects (ex: science splits to biology, physics, chemistry). My boss wants me to use the UI design element in 0:22 of this video (http://www.fathomhq.com/tour) as the "central UI element". This is what it looks like
I do not think this is satisfactory, although I am still a young designer, because
- Our users are high school students or college-aged students. I'm not sure they'd appreciate the complexity.
- Too little pixel to information density (For the space it takes I think it conveys too little information). I think either bar/line graphs or even a table would actually be better.
- I honestly think he is too enamoured with this design.
Help, am I in the wrong or in the right? How do I tell my boss that I think this is just not a good decision?
(P.S. Not sure with the tags I am sort of new here)