Highlighting data viz best practices around the web

Monday, February 9, 2015

Vaccination Rates for Every Kindergarten in California

Source: The New York Times
Author: Matthew Bloch, Josh Keller and Haeyoun Park

Note: I had previously done a makeover of a Tableau viz that uses the same data set, but allows for filtering.

Click on the image to go to the interactive version. Additional images below the review.


Best Practices:
  • Color-blind friendly color choices
  • Excellent mobile experience
  • Nice summaries for each major metropolitan area
  • Using a map makes seeing the concentrations easier to spot
  • Just enough labeling; only the detail needed is shown, but more detail is available if you zoom in
Recommended Enhancements:
  • Make filtering easier
  • Make it more obvious that if you make the screen narrow, you get the metro area level views below


San Francisco Bay Area



Los Angeles


Orange County

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