Consider this card shown below:

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It's a card with a list view showing the total income by teams. Now most of these teams have secondary teams under them. And many times the actual number of one of the teams could missing, pending or known to be incorrect. For a user who is looking at this card for information, how can I indicate that some numbers are incorrect or incomplete?

Some solutions and their drawbacks:

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  • The icons is used in the app to indicate major warnings everywhere. Some might consider this a big deal. Whereas, the incompleteness is just temporary

Flag icon

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  • List item

Its not actually a flagged item.

Coloring the number

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Issues: Users might consider these numbers to hold more weight than the others. This could skew a few decisions.

Welcome all suggestions and questions. Thank you.


There are many possibilities. An option is the one DropBox uses for the ready and updating files:

  • The updated files have a green check icon
  • The files to be updated have a blue icon with the rotating arrows animation

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    I like this idea – Nodnin Sep 9 at 14:25

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