05-24-2016 07:15 AM - edited 05-24-2016 07:16 AM
Visualization advisors complain the gauge uses too much space for the information given. Some even compare the gauge to the much disparaged pie chart. Eek, yes! Haters gonna hate.
But let’s open our minds. Just like with pie charts – do not toss gauges out of your designer toolbox! Instead, understand and use them when needed. I concede you may find limited circumstances for them. I also know that all toolboxes have items you do not use often. You do not throw out those tools.
In my latest "Why Dashboard Gauges Aren't as Bad as You Think" post I explain the gauges, how to use color, and provide tips on their use.