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Is there room for no weight change This is then easy to understand, and is clear that it's not any gain either. Like the answer, I think you'd more than likely say something like "my weight hasn't changed since last week" On a similar note, a 2% loss doesn't mean much to most, so would it be better to say 6lbs weight loss (2%)
The most appropriate is NO According to one of the 10 Usability Heuristics for User Interface Design by Nielsen: The system should speak the users' language, with words, phrases and concepts familiar to the user, rather than system-oriented terms. Follow real-world conventions, making information appear in a natural and logical order. When you tell a ...
Neither Taking Max's (great) answer further: Who on earth measures weight changes in percentages? The problem with percentages In general, percentages are always a proxy variable and mostly little intuitive. Everyone has to expand some cognitive effort to do the maths, and quite a few struggle with the percentages maths (some can't do it at all). ...
You should make it easy for the user to cheat. "I see you didn't run 2 km yesterday. Do you want to delete this task and completely forget about it?" Too often messages to the user sound like they are nagging or chastising them. An app should be written as a friendly helper, not a disciplinarian. If a user doesn't want to do a task, nagging will mean they ...
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