March 20, 2017
Makeover Monday: The Giant Killers of the NCAA Tournament
basketball , Business Insider , Cork Gaines , line chart , Makeover Monday , March Madness , NCAA , upsetEva found a great viz to makeover from Business Insider. By great, I mean terrible, as in great for Makeover Monday.
What works well?
- Years are in order
- Nothing else
What doesn't work well?
- It makes no sense whatsoever to add up the seeds.
- There is no consistency in the coloring of the bars.
- The text call out in the middle has nothing to do with the chart.
- It's way too busy.
- I have to rotate my head sideways to read the years.
For my view, I wanted to focus on the upsets because that's what makes the NCAA Tournament so exciting! Cinderella can make it to the ball and often does. I went with American Typewriter for the font to make it look more like a newspaper headline. The regions are ordered geographically (thanks for the feedback Eva).