I'm making a simple progress bar based on the amount of minutes a user has spent, and the amount of minutes she's required to spend on a certain task. See below for an example.
I'm considering 3 options for the label:
- Percentage (75%).
- Number of minutes completed versus required (45/60min).
- Both of the above.
Providing the minutes gives a better feeling of how much actual time still needs to be spent, whereas the percentage give a clearer feeling of the relative progress. Note that the required amount of minutes (60 min) is also communicated on other places, not just in this label.
Which of the above options will be most informative for my users, without showing unnecessary information?
In addition, I noticed that Khan Academy is using both % finished and x/xx skills completed, with emphasis on %. (See below)