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December 11, 2017

Makeover Monday: Building Accessibility in Singapore

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50 weeks into Makeover Monday 2017 edition and I think I met a data set that broke me. To be honest, I simply didn't get it. Well, I eventually did, but it never resonated with me. I'm not sure why.

Anyway, Eva posted this viz for us to makeover:


What works well?

  • The flashing dots tell you where to click.
  • Nice zoom action
  • Showing the rating out of five in the pop up provides useful information.

What could be improved?

  • Just about everything. The viz is all over the place and incredibly busy.
  • The viz needs focus so I know where to look first.
  • There are too many colors.
  • There are too many symbols.
  • The legend is massive! Make it smaller.

My Goals

  • When I started exploring the data, I noticed the likert scale value recorded for each building. Therefore, I thought of creating a survey visualisation similar to this one from Steve Wexler.
  • Create a map of the average score for each postcode.
  • Provide the survey results at the region level and use that to drill down into that region in the map.
  • Create a mobile-friendly viz.

With those goals in mind, here is my Makeover Monday week 50.

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