Highlighting data viz best practices around the web

Monday, December 29, 2014

Thanksgiving Dinner Schedule

Source: Dueling Data
Author: Adam McCann

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Best Practices:
  • Fun and engaging
  • Very useful!
  • Gantt chart view makes it very easy to see when the different menu items need to be started
  • Alternate row banding
  • Labeling each of the Gantt bars
  • Consistent font
  • Title color matches fall colors
  • Clear title
  • Including a reference line at "now" (i.e., 12pm when this screenshot was taken) makes it easy to see what should be in progress, what's coming next and if anything is late
  • The bubbles at the start of each Gantt bar are a nice touch
  • Clear instructions for how to use the viz
  • Sorting by time to start for each person
Recommended Enhancements:
  • None

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