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I did the translation to English on relevant parts only

This is a table that informs a user about a Tag (Physical device) status, and now we are changing the "Last transmission" column for an "Activity/No Activity" column.

Due to our user feedback, we realized they did not use the Last transmission, and we are looking to communicate if the device is alive or not.

So for a quick test, we want to use an icon to represent "Activity/No Activity".

So far I have a few options (see below) but I am not convinced at all.

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  • Cristobal, what would be the meaning of "Last Transmission" in this context, and how would it relate to "Activity / No activity"? They seems like different things, so a bit more context would help give you an answer
    – Devin
    Sep 21 at 19:38
  • @Devin Last transmission would the last time a tag transmit any data which means that this tag is active. So basically Transmission = Activity And "Activity" is the data user need to know at first glance Sep 21 at 20:47
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Rather than having an icon, a label ACTIVE INACTIVE would be much more understandable

If for some reason you have to use an icon, I would recommend a colored dot for active/inactive 🟢🔴

Alternatively,

Due to our user feedback, we realized they did not use the Last transmission, and we are looking to communicate if the device is alive or not.

Did you find out the reason why users did not use Last transmission? I would take a guess that its because there's too much info & no visual differentiation between them. In that case, you could change the text color (green, orange, red) based on how active a device was relative to the current date/time.

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  • Your icon suggestion is not accessible: It's impossible to tell which circle is which with many types of colorblindness.
    – Laurel
    Sep 22 at 12:33
  • Hello, sorry for the delay! Yes we ended up using this option with a label for accesibility so im happy we came to the same conclusion Sep 23 at 23:37

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