Run split graph shows slower lap with shorter bar

I have the latest version 21.0.0 of the mobile app and splits graph shows slower lap with shorter bar: it used be the other way around, faster lap with shorter bar and that is how it is displayed in screenshots in app store. 

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  • Running is like golf. We are all aiming to get the smallest number possible, just in this instance it’s time rather than strokes. Therefore when we scan the chart our eyes are being drawn to the smaller bars instinctively.

    The other thing that is confusing is that the numbers are on the sides of the bars. One would normally expect that the size of the bar be proportionate to the number next to it. Having an inverse relationship forces us to make mental calculations that are hard at the best of times, let alone when coming down from runners high!

    My suggestions: Strava if you don’t want to change at least give us the option of choosing. It’s just a line or two of code. Give everyone what they want the way they want and there won’t be such a backlash. I haven’t seen one comment here in support of the change. For everyone else, read the chart right to left and pretend the bars are white rather than blue (ie look at the negative space as that is the way we want it).

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  • It goes against all graphical representation standards. Just change it to the way it was before. Please.

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  • The new display defies common sense (it is supposed to graph time, not speed), as well as convention. To sum it up, it is as someone with no concept of running splits would design. I suspect part of the issue is Strava’s bike centric roots and the tendency to think in terms of speed, not time. There was a time swimming was reported in miles per hour. Really, who thought of that? That took a long time to fix.

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  • Another example of Strava being tone-deaf and making changes that aren't wanted or needed. Just upgraded the app to find several great new features and one nonsensical one. Did you have the interns working on this feature? The pace bar chart should be a visual representation of the actual pace. Faster pace = lower time per mile = shorter bar. Shouldn't be that tough to get this right.

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  • Adding my voice to the choir Strava. It’s really counter-intuitive. Time taken is not pace. A horizontal bar chart isn’t a graph. A shorter total time should be represented by a shorter bar.

    Even if your argument in the link provided is mathematically valid, it sounds like a data-geeks answer. Why would you make your users think? It’s madness and maddening!

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  • Please revert to the old display. The new change is counter intuitive and frustrating to look at. Like many have said before, the blue line should represent pace not speed. Quicker pace (smaller number) = shorter line.

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  • Strava Training Video has it right!  Please!! Give us the option to decide if we would like the bars to represent Speed or Time! 

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