Friday, February 17, 2006

Point the Way on Charts on Graphs

Here is a good idea I recommend for your charts and graphs on measurement boards - adding an arrow. This arrow will indicate the good direction of the chart. For example, a quality PPM goal will be positive if decreasing so the arrow will point down.

Many people may not understand how to read your charts at a quick glance. Some charts going up is good and other charts going down is the positive direction. It may be confusing which one is which on your chart. So make it easier for them! Add this little visual indicator and everyone will quickly see which direction is the positive one.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

even better - change the metrics so that "good" is always in the same direction