Highlighting data viz best practices around the web

Friday, March 6, 2015

Renal Failure & Chronic Kidney Disease

Source: Pan American Health Organization
Author: Ramon Martinez (Tableau Zen Master)

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Best Practices:
  • Beautifully designed
  • Perfect layout: 1st view is the viz, 2nd view is the data, 3rd view is the sources/help
  • Filtering are off to the right, out of the way
  • Great tooltips
  • Appropriate color choices
  • Great table layout on the Data tab
Recommended Enhancements:
  • Possibly use a dot map instead of a filled map
  • The gray reference bands in the dot plot are too prominent
  • Typo on the “Select a Year” filter
  • What do the red, dashed reference lines on the dot plot mean?
  • Add a note on the map that if you click on a country, the line for the country gets highlighted at the bottom

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