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Is there a standard or good way to display a range of values (lower bound and upper bound) along with a particular value. The particular value might be too low (below the lower bound), too high (above the upper bound, or normal (between the bounds)? As in results from a blood test. For example, here's a very crude drawing of those 3 scenarios: enter image description here

Maybe a timeline type of interface?

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  • There are quite a few different range slider type of component design at CodePen that you might like to take a look (codepen.io/tag/rangeslider?cursor=ZD0xJm89MCZwPTE=). – Michael Lai Mar 1 at 23:35
  • @MichaelLai I’m really trying to figure out how to very clearly layout the information, that there’s a range with lower and upper bounds and a value that may or may not be within the range. A range slider is too different I think to take design cues from it – at. Mar 1 at 23:42
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You can quite easily modify a bullet graph/chart for this purpose. I think the timeline component that you are referring to is still just a variation of a range slider. The only difference is that you are displaying a value that shouldn't be adjusted by the user (since it is showing a value derived from some other data source), so that control/interaction will just be disabled).

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Essentially a bullet chart is a more fancy range slider component that has some additional elements:

  • range values that can be defined and styled as the background and stacked
  • current value that is overlaid on the defined/customized range values
  • additional marker to indicate additional values (e.g. previous or estimated value)

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