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Feb
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accepted Alternative method for displaying numerical data
Feb
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comment Alternative method for displaying numerical data
After some further investigation / prototyping, I've decided to stick with the table (as you recommend) primarily for sorting purposes, and will look to enhance the readability via the styling
Jan
27
comment Alternative method for displaying numerical data
Example: highcharts.com/demo/bar-stacked
Jan
27
comment Alternative method for displaying numerical data
I like the idea of show qualitative columns, however for this particular table it is probably overkill - its primary use is a home page summary. The main at-a-glance focus for the user here is 'how many items are available', with the secondary question being 'how many items have expired'. Taking these two questions, would you still suggest keeping a table?
Jan
27
comment Alternative method for displaying numerical data
In the images you've created (thanks for the effort by the way!), are you suggesting including the text above and below in the table? Ideally I'd like to keep the row height the same as a single row of text - but perhaps it could be displayed on hover instead - although I'd need to make sure this didn't get clunky (e.g. to show the hover on the row above you wouldn't want to have to move your mouse somewhere else to hide the current hover first)
Jan
27
comment Alternative method for displaying numerical data
Interesting point - although out of the 4, the total will be the least interesting for the users (main question would be 'how many items are available'). But perhaps the shading of the total column could be used to de-emphasise it instead
Jan
27
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27
awarded  Editor
Jan
27
comment Alternative method for displaying numerical data
Primarily as it looks a little number-heavy and not particularly obvious at first glance that the Total = the others combined. I've edited the mockup too to show that there are other columns too
Jan
27
revised Alternative method for displaying numerical data
added extra columns to mockup
Jan
27
asked Alternative method for displaying numerical data
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