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November 27, 2017

Makeover Monday: Two Simple Ways to Improve the World

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Today marks week 100 of #MakeoverMonday, the Community project. Sometimes I sit back and pinch myself at what it's become. Other times, I stand up and think about what more we could do. Without all of you, this project wouldn't be what it is today. Thank you!

To celebrate week 100, Eva and I will be hosting a webinar next Monday and we'll be joined by Andy Cotgreave (yes I know it's week 101). Register here. In this webinar we'll reflect on the first 100 weeks and answer any questions you have. It's going to be fun!

In addition, we have two more webinars coming up this week. You can find all of our webinars here.


This week, Eva picked something relating to 100


What works well?

  • It's quite attention grabbing due to the overall design and color.
  • The big text in the middle catches your eye.
  • Every section is clearly labeled.
  • Underlining each slice with the color it represents.

What could be improved?

  • There's no overall structure or order.
  • At first glance it looks like a donut chart, but each section adds up to 100 by itself.
  • The grey background behind each section label is unnecessary.
  • Within each section, the segments should be ordered by size.

My design this week is heavily influenced by Eva and Charlie Hutcheson. Both of them made very simple visuals that are quite stunning and stop you in your tracks and make you think. So how could I do something similar? Well, here it goes...

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    1. The data was provided to me the way that you see it. You can find a link to the original source on the Makeover Monday website under week 48 2017. http://www.makeovermonday.co.uk/data/

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