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September 24, 2018

Makeover Monday: Priorities for Progress on Gender Equality

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This week Makeover Monday HQ is collaborating with the folks at Equal Measures 2030 focusing on issues related to gender equality. Learn more about the background on the introduction webinar Eva ran with them last week here.

What works well?

  • The colors are easy to distinguish.
  • The footnotes help to explain the percentages...sort of.
  • The chart layouts are easy to understand. Bar charts nearly always work well.
  • Labeling the top of each bar removes the need for an axis.
  • Good drill down from the overall to the per region level.

What could be improved?

  • I find the chart titles quite confusing.
  • Comparisons within a single region are difficult.
  • I had no idea how to read these charts without reading the article. A chart should, ideally, be able to stand on its own.

What I did

  • I focused on making over the bottom chart.
  • I kept the original colors.
  • I changed the bars to dots to help show the range of responses better.
  • I didn't convert the responses to percentages as I wasn't confident it was accurate.
  • I included a sorting option to allow sorting by the total responses or the responses within a region.
  • Based on a twitter conversation with Dan Caroli last week, I turned on advanced logging feature which tracks each change you make in a sheet and then I turned them into this gif.

With that, here's my Makeover Monday week 39 for Equal Measures 2030.

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