Data Viz Done Right

November 13, 2017

Makeover Monday: Sustainable Cities Mobility Index

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For week 46, Eva chose for us to have a go at making over this visualisation from Statista about the "Sustainable Cities Mobility Index".


What works well?

  • Ranking the countries from highest to lowest
  • Good title and sub-title that explain the viz
  • Including the city names
  • Noting how the index was calculated
  • Including the data source
  • Choosing colors that go well together

What could be improved?

  • Make the bar charts bar charts. Making them look like the front of a train is cute, but it's also distracting.
  • It's limited to the top 10. What are the other 90 cities? How can I find the ranking of cities in my region?
  • The icons off to the right are unnecessary.

My goals

  • Keep it simple; I only had around 30 minutes to work on this
  • Allow the user to pick a region
  • Use the design from last week's Workout Wednesday so I could practice it some more. I was excited to find a dataset that allowed me to use this technique again.
  • The vizzes on the Arcadis website are pretty good. Can I build upon those? Can I use their colors?
  • Include a description of the index
  • Create a mobile version

With those goals in mind, here is my makeover for week 46.

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