Readable Alternative to Gauges
A bullet graph is a variation of a bar graph developed by Stephen Few middle of the last decade. Seemingly inspired by the traditional thermometer charts and progress bars found in many dashboards, the bullet graph serves as a replacement for dashboard gauges and meters. Bullet graphs were developed to overcome the fundamental issues of gauges and meters: they typically display too little information, require too much space, and are cluttered with useless and distracting decoration.
graphomate bullet graphs can be used horizontally and vertically aligned as well as scaled identically. According to the number of dimension members in the query multiple bullet graphs are drawn. A Reverse Quantitative Scale – for example, for costs representations – can be easily realized. If the Qualitative Ranges are missing in the database, these values can be determined on percentage values based on any measure in the query.
graphomate bullet graphs support the International Business Communication Standards (IBCS):
- Availability of data types for a dashboard-wide uniform notation
- Visualization of the deviation of Performance Measures from Comparative Measures
- Normalization to target values possible
- Cross-scaling of graphomate components via Comparison Group