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Bend that bar into a circle! A donut chart is perfect for 'percent of total' visualizations. And using color to indicate account "health" adds another layer for the visual thinker. It makes for a fairly compact presentation that delivers the all the critical data. For smaller spaces, I would limit the displayed data to balance only and tap/click to switch ...


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It is all relative. If it is a database application with millions of records a user will (should) have a different expectation. My approach is for anything that might take longer than 1 second is to display an hour glass AFTER 1 second. I like to keep visual clutter down. If it is a task that can take more than 10 seconds and you can display actual ...


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I think it's your markers that are causing confusion, I believe something like this would make it easier to read. The colours are from Lucid Chart Android elements, there's no reason not to change them to your design guidelines or for something more pleasing. You could also stick a label under the gray area with "Available to spend: 5800" Example of ...


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Couldn't it be a simpler choice? A spinner or rotating hourglass, as you put it, for operations where the length of the operation is undefined by factors outside of your control, network latency etc... A progress bar for a defined operation i.e. we know we have to read 480 records from a database and can easily convert this into a percentage read figure. ...


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1 second is a long time at work. 400ms might be better. longer than this is often identified as "laggy" and calls performance into question. One of the applications I worked on some 20 years ago waited on transactional data from a server that typically took 15-25 seconds to arrive in extreme cases (9600b/s multi-drop line). On the window concerned the ...


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DaveAlger's answer seems to pretty much cover the question, but I would contend that if a process is wired up to display a progress bar, you might as well show it immediately in all cases. An hourglass says "something is taking a long time when we didn't expect it to". A progress bar-- even the fake barber-pole kind-- says "this is taking a while, but we ...


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Remember 0.1, 1.0, and 10 seconds... You have about 1 second to show something whether that be the finished result or an indicator that the computer is working (usually some type of spinner) Not doing anything for 1 whole second after a user initiates an action can still make an application feel sluggish (as noted in the comments below) so I like to ...



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