Highlighting data viz best practices around the web

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

America's Working Mothers

Source: Tableau Public
Author: Ancestry.com

Click on the image to the interactive version.

Best Practices:
  • Clean design 
  • Correct chart choice 
  • Using color to distinguish the state selected from the national average 
  • Annotations are not overly distracting 
  • State selector is out of the way and doesn't interfere with the viz
Recommended Enhancements:
  • Where are 1890 and 1970? If those are missing, then that should be made more clear of the axis should be changed to continuous.
  • Remove the gridlines between the decades. They are unnecessary and appear in the middle of the decade. 
  • Move the blue line for the state selected to the front Remove annotation for US entering WWII. It doesn't flow with the rest of the annotations. 
  • Remove the state shape; it doesn't add any value. 
  • Needs a better title that highlights the story the viz is telling

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