Completed Subgoal Colours are unclear

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19 Jan, 2022 11:56 AM

Hi there,
When a Subgoal is 100% completed- it is not very obvious, from looking at the map, that it has been.

If it's anything less than 100%, then the degree of shading is obviously apparent.

On one of my maps, for example, a fresh 0% completed Subgoal is a light shade of blue.
When it's 100% completed, it changes to a darker shade of blue.

But at 100%, there's no point of reference anymore, about what's changed.

When I load my map up fresh, after say a couple of days away, I have no easy visual way of recognising which are my completed Subgoals.

(As you can see from my attached picture. One of my Subgoals is 100% completed. But can YOU tell which one it is?)


  1. 1 Posted by Ian on 19 Jan, 2022 12:09 PM

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    Further, it's also equally as difficult to see which Goals haven't been progressed (at 0%), from a visual/ colour perspective, as the one's that have made it to 100%.

  2. 2 Posted by Ian on 19 Jan, 2022 12:18 PM

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    Ooo, this being a suggestions thread !... Perhaps there's a way of this being more easily apparent visually? One suggestion would be to have a clear "strike-through" of the text/ wording on the Subgoals that have been 100% achieved?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Richard Parslow on 20 Jan, 2022 02:40 AM

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    Hello Ian

    Welcome aboard! Thanks very much for taking the time to post your suggestions here – and sorry for the delay in responding.

    It is true that 100% complete goals are of a uniform shade (as are 0% complete goals), so if there is no comparator in view, (ie a goal of the same colour but in a different state), their state (100% or 0%) may not be immediately apparent. to accentuate the difference In fact we had considered some patterning to represent Progress (as well as the darker shade), so with your comments in mind we will certainly look at that again.

    In case you missed our announcement, we are doing a free webinar on Olympic-Level Performance through Visual Goal Setting today January 20 at 16:00 UTC – you can register here. There will be short presentation, then a Q&A session – we'd love to hear about your use case.



  4. 4 Posted by Ian P on 20 Jan, 2022 02:44 PM

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    Thanks Richard,
    I realise now that I'd (kind of) created the difficulty for myself there,
    by attempting to colour different Goals separately. So eg Goal 1 would be
    red, Goal 2 would be blue etc.
    But the map works far better from a visual perspective having one dominant
    colour throughout. This way I can clearly see what's going on, in terms of
    appreciating the Whole. I guess that's the way you designed it. I will work
    in that way in future, as it looks much better! Perhaps I can use separate
    contrasting colours on a specialist/ adhoc basis- eg if I wanted to
    highlight one or two areas for specific focus.

    Will try and make the webinar if I can, looks good.

  5. Richard Parslow closed this discussion on 20 Jan, 2022 04:10 PM.

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