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Monday, May 4, 2015

Mayweather vs Pacquiao - A Tableau Infographic

Source: Viz of the Day
Authors: Dan Nguyen

Click the image for the interactive version.


Best Practices:
  • Consistent use of colors throughout (though the red for Mayweather farther down doesn’t quite match)
  • I like the long-form infographic style. It makes me feel like I’m reading a newspaper.
  • Great tooltips throughout
  • Nice headers in gold to break up each of the sections
  • The scatterplots do a nice job of showing the differences between the two fighters.
  • Excellent annotations; these make the viz and the analysis completely comprehensible
Recommended Enhancements:
  • Make the red for Mayweather consistent throughout
  • Remove the trend lines on the bar charts; they don’t enough value to justify including them
  • Show the bars as overlapping with one thinner than the other so that they aren’t hiding each other
  • Looks like there’s a bug in Tableau Public that isn’t show Pacquiao’s name at the top

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