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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Fitbit Work Week Challenge

Source: Fitbit
Author: Unknown

This chart is from the Fitbit app as part of a work week step challenge. This is my personal view of the chart.

Best Practices:
  • Placing the images of the people in the challenge next to their names makes it feel more personal
  • Bar chart is the correct chart choice given the emphasis is the order
  • Adding the table on the right instead of placing the amount in the bar separates the view and makes it more visually appealing
  • Right-aligning the table
  • Highlighting the bar for the person viewing the chart, which makes it easier to spot yourself
Recommended Enhancements:
  • Add a selector to allow the view to be changed to steps per day

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