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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Who Earns More Income in American Households?

Source: Flowing Data
Author: Flowing Data

Best Practices:
  • Incredible use of a heatmap for comparisons
  • Good title and subtitle that explain the viz
  • Great interactivity with the year filter
  • Using BANs to summarize the view
  • Simple, effective use of colors
  • Scaling both axes the same
  • Good axis labeling and axis titles
  • Ensuring that the salaries are adjusted to the same dollar value
Recommended Enhancements:
  • Show the value when you hover over a box

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