CS 551. Programming Graphical User Interfaces
Graphical Displays for
Performance Comparison Tool
A variety of graphical displays will be available for representing
performance information. This list will grow as the quarter progresses.
Displays Presenting a Single Value or Proportion
circular display with "clock hands" to indicate the current
value (similar to a stopwatch or clock, except that you will
show seconds and milliseconds, not hours and minutes)
semicircular display with a "needle" to indicate the
current value (similar to a speedometer on a car)
Displays Comparing Multiple Values or Proportions
series of bars, whose length represent a set of values; for
this project, the bars should be aligned horizontally (rather
than vertically, as shown in the Marcus text)
circular display divided into portions to reflect relative
magnitudes or percentages; also referred to as a "pie chart"
single, horizontal bar made up of a collection of sub-bars,
where each sub-bar's length reflects the magnitude of one
of a set of values (similar to the "100 percent bar" shown in the
Marcus text, except that it can represent any integer values, not
like a barchart, except that the bars (a) run vertically instead
of horizontally, and (b) overlap each other by 20-50% of the
width, rather than being separated.