The next dashboard in my Tableau Favorite series is a dashboard circa 2016 MakeoverMonday by Tom O'Hara. The original visual was a *lovely* donut chart. It required significant effort by the reader to go between the legend and the visual to identify what the chart was showing. The colors simply colored the dimensions and did not aid in the telling of a story. The original:
Tom creates a simple visual that has a clear story-- Netflix and Youtbe make up more than half of the U.S. broadband usage during prime time. He uses colors and images (logos) to leverage preattentive attributes and make it easy for the reader to decode his message. I think this an excellent example of why keeping it simple --a simple bar chart-- can be an extremely effective method to connect with your audience.
MakeoverMonday is a great way to practice your data viz skills. I would love to hear what tips or techniques you have learned from participating in #MakeoverMonday. Tweet me @CoreyJ34
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