Gauge - Bar Indicator | Dashboard Visual Indicators


Visual Indicators


Gauge - Bar Indicator

Bar indicators show the immediate status of an actionable KPI. Rather than a numbered gauge, a single bar shows a value and is divided by a target line.

Depending on the target status, the entire bar changes colour (e.g. red for failed target, green for an exceeded target).

TIPS: By itself, a bar indicator is not very actionable, as the data has no context beyond the target information. Include a time based Target line chart to take informed action.

When designing your gauge, your target either wants to be as low as possible (e.g. department spend) or as high (e.g. profit). Remember to set the colours of your gauge to represent each correctly.