45 people shared their makeover of a less-than-ideal graph, redesigning lines loaded with data markers and numbers, bars with non-zero baselines, bubble graphs, pie charts, a couple novel (and confusing!) radial views and more. Many of the redesigns made a clear point and focused through strategic use of color and words. This is a fun collection of before-and-afters!
Less-than-ideal graphs are prominent in the world around us. The July challenge should be a fun one: find one of these and work to make it better. Improving upon an existing graph can be a great way to build your skills and reflecting on this process and sharing is a great way to also bring benefit to others.
The slopegraph challenge was a popular one, with topics ranging from economics to entertainment. We noted overall good use of color and words, with many illustrations of how slopegraphs can be used to show a ton of data without being overwhelmingwhen visual hierarchy is clear. Follow the link to see the full recap post, including each submission and related commentary.