Highlighting data viz best practices around the web

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Is England a Nation on Anti-depressants?

Source: Data School
Authors: Nicco Cirone

Disclaimer: Nicco is a student of mine at the Data School.

Click the image for the interactive version.

Best Practices

  • Excellent story telling; the design guides me around the viz in a logical order
  • Good use of labeling on the line chart; nice touch to include the % change
  • Nice use of a parameter on the map
  • The gray background makes the charts more prominent.

Recommended Enhancements:

  • Change the font size so that the title of the map fits on one line
  • Include action filters on the map so that I can click on a CCG and see the other charts update
  • Colour scale is missing
  • Remove the gridlines and axis from the line chart; they aren’t needed since he included the labels. This would clean up the viz a bit.
  • Use a single font in the entire viz

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