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revised How to make a progress-speed bar more understandable?
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comment How to make a progress-speed bar more understandable?
@Rasmus - I agree, this design is not ideal for many cases. But it is one way to satisfy Virtlink's original question. Also, my mockup is both rough and incomplete; a real implementation could use color to distinguish the rate histogram from the progress bar, and it would include labels to make interpretation easy.
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comment How to make a progress-speed bar more understandable?
@Dani - I'm guessing you meant the right-most edge. Yes, the right edge represents both 100% progress and the current time. This design should only be used in a scenario where the user cares about watching throughput/performance and the designer needs to save space. It's not so helpful for people who just care about seeing progress, and it's likely to simply be confusing to a whole range of casual users.
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comment Best way to display plus/minus or pros/cons short sentences
Any other context you can provide about how you're using these pros/cons? You ask about the "best" way to display them "nicely", but there's no answer to that question. Instead, think in terms of a concrete, measurable goal. The right choice will depend a lot on your application and your users. Determining which implementation is "best" will require some testing and validation. For example: I would not expect the styled border option in update #4 to be among the best solutions, but it's always hypothetically possible that it could be an ideal fit for your particular application.
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comment Best way to display plus/minus or pros/cons short sentences
@HP You could use a check mark for pros and an X or a dash for cons. Green and red, respectively, to further differentiate as Salman pointed out.
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comment How to make a progress-speed bar more understandable?
Thanks. The Abela book has some gems in it. I do lots of UI work, and it's helped me improve my process quite a bit when it comes to data visualization.
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comment How to make a progress-speed bar more understandable?
It's similar, but different: in Microsoft's implementation, the histogram does not compress during the duration of the file transfer.
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comment How to make a progress-speed bar more understandable?
I had the feeling a histogram might be a good solution for your design :)
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answered How to make a progress-speed bar more understandable?
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comment How to make a progress-speed bar more understandable?
@Virtlink - agreed. It's artistic. Graph impressionism :) I have another thought that might be useful. I'll post a second answer in a moment.