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"Evidence" of B being right is that both Windows and OS X uses that design: Note that they both write the amount of empty space because that's what the majority of users are interested in knowing... Common progress bars works in the same way - I guess the idea is to show "What has been done/What's left to do" or "what's filled/what's empty" ratio


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I agree that the most important information must be on the left. I also agree with @Customized, that you do not need both remaining and used, one is enough. My answer is based on the goal of the users, and according to @Mandrid : "...people like to know what they have left." The information the users need is the remaining, so option A is the best ...


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I agree with both answer's, Also showing "10% or 90% remaining" is useless, we should keep the design as simple as we could and only provide information needed. Human brains are fast enough to process remaining % then our eyes to take an input from screen process it @brain.


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I agree with Evan, but where in the question does it reference a storage tank? He's correct, but it depends on your usage. If you're talking about battery life, then option A is correct. However, if you're in fact talking about a storage tank, or hard drive space, then option B is correct.


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Option B is more appropriate. Since the usage is about a "storage tank" that is "getting full", and with the Western convention of progress moving from left to right, the experience of option B is consistent with the emotional context. I'm happy to see that I have only used 10% and have much more space (i.e., progress) on the right before my storage tank ...



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