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Friday, February 6, 2015

What If Odell Beckham Jr. Played the Whole Season

Source: Dueling Data
Author: Adam McCann

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Best Practices:
  • Made a Tableau viz feel like an infographic...not easy to do
  • Consistent colors (i.e., blue always means Odell Beckham)
  • The parts of the story are nicely separated.
  • Overall design is simple, clean and easy to understand
  • Good use of reference lines
  • I like the middle section with the text summary and the rankings nice and big.
  • Excellent title and subtitle that set the stage for the viz
Recommended Enhancements:
  • Since all of the bars are labeled everywhere, theres no need to show the axis.
  • The orange is kind of bright because there is so much of it; I would have gone with a gray so that they fade into the background.

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