Highlighting data viz best practices around the web

Friday, December 16, 2016

Urban and Rural America Are Becoming Increasingly Polarized

Source: Washington Post
Author: Lazaro Gamio


Best Practices:

  • Incredible story telling
  • Great labelling
  • Vertical timeline works really well because it shows the sway better than horizontal would
  • Great annotations
  • Great example for showing massive amounts of data in a small space
  • Excellent analytical work (scroll down in the article for even more)
  • Nice minimal use of color

Recommended Enhancements:

  • Include the -20% D line on the first chart for consistency
  • Change the -20% D to +20% R; it was tough for me to wrap my head around this for some reason. I think making it more clear that it was a move to Republican would be make it more intuitive.

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