Highlighting data viz best practices around the web

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Departed: Britain’s Government Is Breaking Records for Upheaval

Best Practices:
  • Great use case for stepped lines
  • Using highlighting for the UK
  • Emphasizing the latest party in bold
  • Including other governments for context in the background
  • Using a common baseline on the x-axis
  • Showing the y-axis on the right to make it more supplementary to the chart
  • Including the leader and years they were in leadership on the ends of the lines
  • Citing sources in the footer
  • Defining what "exits" means in the footer
  • Great chart dimensions
Recommended Enhancements:
  • Consider a more engaging title, though I do like a good pun
  • Would the orange lines look better without the white halo?

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