Design Briefs: 002 — Google Stock Price Trends on Search Results
CONTEXT + THING
Whenever one searches for specific companies or stock tickers, Google will show a result that shows the stock price trend over time:
DESIGN — WORKS!
Clicking on the chart, activates a “drag-select” mode that will calculate the price differential for the highlighted window of time:
This is extremely useful if you want to understand the total change through a specific window of time at a glance without needing to use the calculator, or any other app.
DESIGN — DOES NOT WORK!
Discoverability! I accidentally stumbled upon this functionality as I accidentally missed the tab to change the time range.
I’d add a small info button/label that uses hover, or some other visual affordance to indicate that this feature exists.