I've got a dashboard module that display summary totals across 4 categories. I'm wondering if it's easier to distinguish magnitude by rendering data in size order (descending) or keep fixed category positions.
The color categories are necessary for other status indicators they map to elsewhere (due to NDA, I can't show)
or would it disorient users to see render ordering change? to me, it would be easier to see skewed distribution by reordering.
Any feedback re: best practices for data viz would be appreciated.