Highlighting data viz best practices around the web

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

How Many Times Teams Have Been to the World Series

Source: Business Insider
AuthorSkye Gould


Best Practices:

  • Nice unit chart display
  • Including the numbers next to the dots aids understanding
  • Red/green work well since they can be looked at separately
  • Nice headers
  • Good footnotes for sources and additional information
  • Overall a very clean visualisation
  • Nice spacing


Recommended Enhancements
:

  • Could use a more engaging title
  • Title feel squished; it needs some breathing room
  • Add an option to sort the chart by appearances, wins or losses
  • Highlighting the Cubs and Indians makes sense in context of the rest of the story, but if all you saw was the chart, you wouldn’t know why they are highlighted
  • Sort order of the chart doesn’t match the title of the article

Monday, November 28, 2016

London Tube Heartbeat

Source: TubeHeartbeat.com
Author: HERE


Best Practices:
  • Great use of tube map colours
  • Very engaging
  • Nice filtering and customisation options
  • Nice legends
  • Good summary stats
  • Nice interaction when you click on a station
  • Tells a nice story when you watch the annotation

Recommended Enhancements
:
  • Would like annotations when I click on a station or line
  • Include option to include/exclude any combination of lines
  • A “map your route” option would be interesting

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