Data Viz Done Right

March 20, 2011

A 17-slice pie chart is a bit excessive

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The commentary included with the pie chart below is fantastic, but the pie chart is absolutely horrible.

A simple bar char is much more effective.  With the bar chart, it’s so much easier to see just how favored Ohio State is to win the tournament.  Also, there’s no color legend, therefore you’re not tempted to assume the colors mean something.

With the bar chart, I can clearly see that Florida and UNC are way overrated and Texas is way underrated (the seeds are in parentheses).

2 comments :

  1. That's EXACTLY what I was thinking about a Facebook pie chart infographic that I found and which I redesigned using bars.

    http://alex.mielus.ro/design/a-better-facebook-infography.html

    Even though the 100% isn't shown we can see the difference between each party. Which is better I think :)

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  2. Nice work Alex. I agree with you completely.

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