How do you compare two trends on the same chart - higher = positive, second metric higher = negative?



  • So we have two metrics that could potentially go on the same chart because they are semi-related and the user will want to compare them. However, when the first metric has a higher percentage, it is positive. If the second metric has a higher percentage it is negative.

    We were originally going to use separate line charts, but I am leaning more towards combining them into one chart. My only concern is that having these both as a line graph on the same chart might be misleading or confusing for the user to tell if the trend is positive or negative overall.

    Have you seen or created a chart with a similar scenario to this?



  • You could create a line chart with two axes where you place one metric each. Then you invert one axis, so values go from highest to lowest. Similar to a temperature humidity chart (see below) which is only missing the inverted axis. temperature/humidity chart



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