Revisiting my #MakeoverMonday 2018 week 2 submission | Looks vs. Personality In #MakeoverMonday 2018 Week 2, I built a gap chart to compare how men and women rank certain qualities in a potential partner. My goal was to highlight whether men or women across various countries were more likely to rank certain characteristics as most... Continue Reading →
It is important to understand that chart-building is merely one step in the process of effectively communicating data. Let's focus this discussion on going beyond default settings with a few quick tips to more effectively share that story.
As learned from Steve Wexler [Data Revelations & @VizBizWiz], the jittering effect disperses the dots horizontally so as to reduce the overlap of points and make each dot visible.
Give your labels some space In my recent post, MM Week 47: My First Custom Color Palette, I made mention of a few tips for labeling line charts to improve the user experience and promised a follow-up post with more detail. Interestingly, while researching for this post, I found a better solution than the one... Continue Reading →
Week 1 2016 addressed a table published by FiveThirtyEight.com. (Baseball, FiveThirtyEight & Tableau all in one place; how did I not know about this in 2016?)
Writing this blog has so far resulted in a few new ideas and one big realization: I must get organized if I want to improve the consistency with which I produce effective data visualizations.