Tutorial for Tools 005 – Moons
Using Moons/Harvey Balls
Use these frameworks to illustrate multiple qualitative opinions, results, or importance. The sets of of moons/Harvey balls are set up in successively higher amounts of variations: from quarters up to thirty-seconds. Choose the series based on the number of measurement variations you need.
Download the framework to a specific location on your computer so you'll be able to find it (the desktop is always a good choice).
Customizing your PowerFrameworks Moons/Harvey Balls
If you want to change the size/shape of the PowerFramework, be sure to group it and resize the entire group. Once resized, ungroup to proceed with other customizations. Once you have the size you like, create another set and reduce the size for use as a legend. You need to create a ranking legend (see example) so that the values can be read and understood by your audience. Set up either a word table or chart. Once your table or chart is developed, populate with the desired moon.
Select color from your document's color palette or a complimentary color so that the PowerFramework will reflect the color scheme of the rest of your document. You should not eliminate lines, as they are needed to define the circle. Just color the line the same color as the fill portion.
3D variations, shadows, gradients
It's probably a good idea to refrain from these types of customizations, as these frameworks convey a value and you don't want to obscure the meaning in any way. If you must use them, use them very sparingly and conservatively.
Animate as a controlled reveal, according to the presenter's message, either as a row or column. Do not animate for emphasis or interest.