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November 7, 2016

Makeover Monday: Austin Restaurant Inspections

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This week we took Makeover Monday Live to TC16! Since we're in Austin, Andy Cotgreave found an awesome data set about Austin restaurant inspections. Here's the visualisation we're looking to makeover:


As you drill into the viz you get more and more detail, like this:



What works well?

  • Super intuitive interface; everyone know how to drill in on a map
  • Simple instructions
  • Nice grouping of restaurants with a counter
  • Nice use of symbols to represent a specific restaurant
  • Good use of colors

What could be improved?
  • Takes too long to drill in. When I played with it, they could easily show more specific restaurants at once and not shown so many groups.
  • I have no idea how many restaurants are good or bad.

Here's my alternative, designed to be used on a phone. I did that because that would be the likely use case for it. I added a summary of the scores and you can filter down to just those restaurants.

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  1. Phew, good to know I ate at 85+ places whilst I was there :)

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