Sorry for the weird title (I have no idea how to describe it better). Right now we have a user interface for showing specific dates in a tabular way, for example:
Name date May 1, 2014 Another name May 3, 2014 Yet another name May 9, 2014 Name 3 May 15, 2014
This is working "fine" at the moment, but in the next version we would like to display the difference between the two dates as well, so someone had the idea to display it like this:
Name date May 1, 2014 Another name May 3, 2014 +2d Yet another name May 9, 2014 +6d Name 3 May 15, 2014 +6d
So, basically this idea contains the difference between the date of the previous row and the current row. For example, the difference between
May 3, 2014 and
May 1, 2014 is 2 days (hence the +2d).
However, I'm asking myself if this is a good design. I'm questioning myself is displaying this is as tabular data is still a good idea or not (because now we have "inter row data" as well).
However, I'm not finding a better way to represent the data either, so I was wondering if there's a good practice to display such data and if showing it as tabular data is still the right way to represent it.