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comment How do you visually represent “progress” on a negative (lower is better) goal?
I understand what you're saying - it's a tough question, which is why I'm looking for help with it. The issue remains - you cannot represent all goals the same way. Staying with the example - no cases more than 72 hours old - how would you represent that like a positive goal? I could have a trillion closed cases in under 72 hours - if I have a single one that is older then I fail the goal. It's not enough to have a positive goal that encourages the behavior I want - I need one that tracks the desired outcome precisely.
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comment How do you visually represent “progress” on a negative (lower is better) goal?
The problem with this approach is that "reversing" the goal is usually not the same thing as the original goal. Using your #3 example - it's very possible to accomplish both - have 7 cases closed in 72 hours AND have open cases that are more than 72 hours old. It would be great if we could do it that way, but there are definitely cases where it won't work like that.
Nov
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comment How do you visually represent “progress” on a negative (lower is better) goal?
The intention is clearer - but the point of the question was to get some help in designing that dashboard element, especially when that element will be alongside more traditional progress based (bigger number is better) goals.
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comment How do you visually represent “progress” on a negative (lower is better) goal?
I feel like I'm missing something here since this answer has four votes but I don't understand the significance of it. You're just saying to use colors? Do the images relate to your answer at all?
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comment How do you visually represent “progress” on a negative (lower is better) goal?
Not sure how I feel about this but it's definitely interesting. I'm concerned about needing some sort of "negative cap" or a max value to the negative goal. In your example, how do we determine that 150 is the max number to graph this out to for expenses? In a normal goal it might be as simple as 0 to target, In this approach it's 0 to target to some arbitrary number.
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comment How do you visually represent “progress” on a negative (lower is better) goal?
The problem with a score like this is it obviously abstracts away a lot of information. IF I shouldn't have any cases that have been open for more than 5 days and my "Old Case Score" starts to drop, I may know that I have some number of cases that have been open for some number of days past 5 but it's all a bit vague. I'd prefer to have only positive goals, I'm just not sure if it's always possible.
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comment How do you visually represent “progress” on a negative (lower is better) goal?
I guess part of the problem that I should have also stated is that these may end up next to positive goals and I'm worried people may be confused if sometimes a big progress bar is good and sometimes it's bad.
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