« Live dynamic graphics | Main | Lacking buzz »

Comments

Tony

What a great example of chartjunk in that link! The first Excel chart wasn't too bad, them BAM, pimp my chart.

A line graph would have probably been best to show the batting average of the three players over the time period.

Thanks for the good laugh.

Jon Peltier

You too can make charts for USA Today!

nathan

Seriously. Horrible graph. They didn't even use baseballs to represent the information nor did they utilize small umpire icons or gloves. A crying shame.

John S.

I tried that translation experiment with your tag line, using French instead of Italian:

"Re-use of the refuse of diagram like art of refuse"

Rettaw

A quote from the second link really seal the deal:

"By doing this, you can make the differences between the columns seem more dramatic by shortening the range."

Patrick Murphy

I had trouble looking at the final graph. All those bats -- especially the dark, fat one with the light handle -- looked like corn dogs. Maybe it's because it's lunch time right now, so food is on my mind!

Joanne

Getting any search engine to translate is tricky, but I really think that Babelfish did well on this occasion.

The comments to this entry are closed.

BOOTCAMP SUMMER '19



Link to Principal Analytics Prep

See our curriculum, instructors. Apply.
Kaiser Fung. Business analytics and data visualization expert. Author and Speaker.
Visit my website. Follow my Twitter. See my articles at Daily Beast, 538, HBR.

See my Youtube and Flickr.

Book Blog



Link to junkcharts

Graphics design by Amanda Lee

The Read



Keep in Touch

follow me on Twitter

Residues