Yeh sorry, I forgot that “mint” was probably my Australian vernacular.
But great questions. Looks are totally subjective, but typically design tries to combine form and function. I think we can agree the TR graphs and thumbnails are much more function end of that spectrum.
If we want to be a little more analytical about what I mean here- there are two reasons the design might be considered a negative. Firstly, the design in no way relates to the overall branding and design of the trainerroad ecosystem. If we look at the graphs they might be something you’d see come back from a doctor’s office, or a auto repair wheel alignment… or trainnerroad. You’ll notice that everything here on the website, forum and youtube channels have consistent design aimed at clarity, minimalism and ease of use. The training graph design doesnt carry that over at all. Maybe that’s not a huge deal, but as its the only images that TR gives its users to share on social media I think its a missed opportunity.
Secondly, and more importantly IMO, the design isn’t as clear as it could be for anyone but experienced TR users. If we compare it to something like the Zwift training graphs and workout graphs, they’re colour coded in a super clear and elegant way. I know as a new user that those red intervals are going to hurt. Also, zwift cleverly uses branding colours for displaying the training zone. Even after a couple of months of use I can’t quickly guess if an interval is going to be SS or threshold, Upper zone 2 or tempo. You really have to read the plan to get a sense of that.
Anyway, hope that makes sense. I’m really enjoying using TR.