Data Viz Done Right

August 13, 2018

Makeover Monday: How many episodes aired for each of Anthony Bourdain's shows?

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Anthony Bourdain, the great chef, travel documentarian, and host of the some the best show about international cooking, travel, and communities, died on 8 June 2018 and with his passing, we lost one of the most remarkable people on the planet.

To celebrate his life, for Makeover Monday week 33, we're looking at data about all of his TV programs. The visualization to makeover comes to us from Christine Zhang:


What works well?

  • The map makes the geographical breadth easy to understand.
  • The colors are easy to distinguish.
  • Using dots gives each location equal representation.

What could be improved?

  • Filtering would be good.
  • Locations with multiple episodes are not apparent.
  • The title doesn't really explain what the viz is about.

What I did

  • Focused on the frequencies of the shows as I'm not totally familiar with all of them
  • Made the map information supplementary through the tooltip
  • Use a title that explains what the viz is about

Special thank you to Christine Zhang for this week's data set.

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