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Saturday, September 9, 2017

NFL Ratings

Source: Tableau Public
Author: Luke Stanke

Best Practices:
  • Absolutely incredible design! Everything is just so!
  • Nice subtitle to explain what the data is about
  • Using a viz explainer so the scale is understood
  • Minimal use of color
  • Highlighting the selected team and keeping other teams in the view for context
  • Amazing zoom feature
  • Including an average line for context
  • Season overview chart is packed full of very useful information for NFL fans
  • Love the scaled dot plot next to the performance indicators
Recommended Enhancements:
  • Needs tooltips
  • Left align the top chart with the others
  • Reduce the font size on the axis of the top chart to match the other charts
  • Make the gridlines a touch lighter and the same grey across the charts

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