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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Virgin Atlantic VS43 Landing Gear Problems

Source: That Data Viz Guy
Author: Paul Chapman

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Best Practices:
  • Great use case for Tableau's story points feature!
  • Consistent use of colors; it looks like the official colors for the airlines were used, which is great!
  • Simple story, told in an engaging manner
  • I like how Easyjet was incorporated so that you could see how this impacted another airline.
  • Putting the airline on the end of the line is a nice touch
  • Nice use of annotations to add relevant context
Recommended Enhancements:
  • The first story uses a different background map than all of the rest; this should be consistent.
  • Make the maps smaller so it fits on one screen
  • The headlines talks about the impact on Gatwick, but the impact talked about is only for Easyjet. What about the other airlines?
  • The text on at least one of the tabs of the stories are cut off.
  • The story could have ended earlier at the 19:10 story point.
  • The last three story points don't add much value to the story. 
  • On the "Follow a specific flight" story point, none of the flight I selected showed anything. This list should only show flights that will display.
  • The last story says to "PRESS PLAY", yet there's not play button.

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