We have table data displayed to clients where each record can be in one of three states:
- Not yet emailed
- Emailed in the last two weeks
- Previously emailed
It's a dashboard system that gathers enquiries on services, and once every two weeks the company is sent an email showing their leads from the last two weeks. We need a way of showing someone on the dashboard which state each enquiry falls in to.
Space is limited, so ideally we'd like a single icon/symbol (font awesome, glyphicon, etc.) that can be coloured to signify what each state is. (Hover-overs will be used for explanations, however without touchscreen support we'd like the icon to be as self-explanatory as possible.)
We were thinking an envelope - either green, yellow or red - but I was worried that this could indicate that red envelopes were not emailed, as opposed to previously emailed.
A second idea was using two symbols - an envelope beside either a star, a tick or a "history" clock, but these seem too ambiguous.
Another completely different idea would be highlighting rows and showing a key, but again this would take up a lot of space.
Table Data (symbol to go on the
| | Enquiry Date | Name | Job Title | Company | Email |
| X | | | | | |