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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Crisis in A&E?

Source: The Information Lab
Author: Chris Love

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Best Practices:
  • Engaging
  • Nicely broken into sections
  • Excellent use of color
  • Descriptions that add all of the context needed
  • Beautiful design
  • Really good storytelling: there's a clear beginning, middle and end
  • Nice scalpel metaphor in the Weather Related section
Recommended Enhancements:
  • In the "Weather Related" section, the filter labels are cut off
  • Make the Weather Related section shorter so it fits in a single screen
  • Shouldn't mix red & green lines in the "Increased Demand?" section
  • Tooltips are missing on the green line, yet they exist for the red line
  • I'd like the see the second line chart in the "Increased Demand?" section as a % of visit and not the number. It would add to understanding.

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