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Maybe something like a thermometer? If your number is low, then it's blue and you're cool. If the number increases, then the size of the vertical bar increases and gets yellow, orange and red, grabbing more of your attention. The way you put things reminds me of gamification. If it wasn't numbers but faults, you could also use the concept of lifes (like ...
Keep the target simple I've worked on something similar and came to the conclusion that it's best to take a simple dashboard approach. Don't get the user caught up in the semantics of "am I moving up, or down, or sideways ... ?" Here's an example for a call time metric where the user (a phone agent) is trying to hit a management defined target. That target ...
Just look at how weight loss apps are doing it - usually using a line graph where the target area is marked:
You can still represent a goal going in a "negative" direction in a "positive" way for the user. Let's look at one the real world cases you raised: Have an average call time of less than 10 minutes You could display the user's running average of call times and designate "zones" of progress. For example, if a user's running average is less than 10 ...
I would call those 3 targets and put them exactly in the middle of the progress bar It they are over the target the bar starts in the middle and goes to the right in red If they are under the target then the bar goes to the left and is green
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