Have you seen this?
I hope that doing this will buy you some time to convert this customer to better practices. Perhaps showing two versions of the same info will help them see gauges are not the way to go.
In any case, understanding this viz was put together is a good exercise.
I came across this a while ago, and the author does give some steps on how he created it: DuelingData: Gauge Hate. The author of the blog said, "It felt wrong to create this". It almost feels wrong to link to it . But you obviously understand the downside of gauges....
I felt the same way
That's funny . We came up with the same link... you beat me to it!
thanks guys i really appreciate it...