Removing Confusion from Complexity - Periscopic
A thoughtful remake of a network diagram from ThinkProgress.org. Periscopic's redesign offers an alternative approach to visualizing a very complex situation with a very complex graphic.
Set up by economist and communicator Jon Schwabish, this site helps people get feedback on everyday data visualizations.
Mind the Gap - An Economic Chart Remake
Guest author Jon Schwabish walks us through the redesign of a chart used in a post by Catherine Rampell on the New York Times’ Economix blog using Excel and Illustrator.
The Washington Post Plots Quality and Quantity of Life
I talked to Emily Chow from the Post Graphics team about a visualization which attempts to answer the question "How long will we live - and how well?" She tells us about the team's design process and I suggest a redesign.
The New York Times and Tesla Motors Engage in Chart Warfare
New York Times writer John Broder published an account of his test drive experience. The piece includes a somewhat flawed graphic depicting the trip, which I endeavor to improve.
Breaking Excel Defaults – A Government Chart Remake
Guest author Jon Schwabish makes simple revisions to a chart from the BLS and explains why avoiding Excel defaults can make your graphs better.
The Reuters Macroscope Visualization You Need a Microscope to Read
For a news source in the top 250 global websites (source: Alexa), Reuters is lacking quality data driven journalism and critical thinking about interactive visualizations for their audience.
The Guardian’s Gay Rights Rainbow Graph
The Guardian published this state-by-state visualization of gay rights laws in the US and while it certainly captures the user’s attention and encourages them to share, I fear the message gets lost in an overwrought design.