# What is the best way to represent two scores for a square result?

I'm not sure if this is the appropriate forum for this question, so please let me know if it is not. I'm a graduate student working on figures for a research article. I have data that is being represented as a square with a circle at the upper right to represent the score of the data.
Each square is set in a row with several other squares representing other data sets. Each column shows squares in the same dataset that are supposed to be compared with each other, so the scores are meant to be easily compared by skimming the column. I now realized that there is another score that should really be included for each square. I am trying to figure out how best to incorporate that score. Here are some possibilities I thought of:

The two columns to the left show the first possibility. The second score is the yellow one to the left of the figure. My issue with this is that the two scores are next to each other in the row, which I think makes it look a bit more crowded and makes it a bit harder to compare scores down the column.

Another possibility is the two columns to the right. Here the second score is the yellow half of the circle. Again, I feel like this is difficult to compare down the column.

Is there a better way to represent these two scores? If not, which of the two alternatives is preferable?

• Are these two scores something like blood pressure that only has meaning when in the context of a pair? (120/80) Or are they separate computed values like an average and a median of the data? Aug 26, 2015 at 15:28
• separate computed values - two different metrics entirely.
– abr
Aug 26, 2015 at 15:30