Data Viz Done Right

March 31, 2015

Makeover Monday: What is Montreal’s Best Gym?

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In the comments to last week’s makeover, reader jorgeluis500 pointed me to this 3D pie chart that needed a quick makeover:

There are a few obvious flaws:

  1. It’s a pie chart.
  2. It’s 3D.
  3. The “Other” category is sorted first, when it should be last.
  4. Sorting “Other” first takes away from the focus of the story.
  5. There are way too many colors/slices.
  6. The amounts are repeated in both the pie and the legend.

Here’s my makeover, a boring bar chart, done with infogram:

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  1. Great makeover! Given the closeness of the top 3, I would put a headline more like "APC, Monster, and Mansfield come out on top as Montreal's best gyms." Then maybe put all 3 in color or do a gold, silver, bronze medal theme.

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