Another reminder: most pie charts are unreadable
Jun 08, 2011
I'm outsourcing today's post to reader Joel D., who describes himself as a geographer, professional researcher and son of a graphics designer. He wrote a wonderful entry about the following pie chart:
You know this "big graphic" is in big trouble when the caption tells you only 4 clubs made a profit and yet you'd be hard pressed to locate those 4 clubs from the chart itself!
The other telling sign is using blocks to represent profit/loss. This never works whether the blocks are pie sectors or stacked bars. Line charts are much better.
Joel has much more commentary, and an improved chart here. Enjoy!
I'm with you - I can't make head nor tail of this one! Papers are too keen on the eye candy.
Been lurking for a while - thanks for the great content.
Posted by: Richard | Jun 13, 2011 at 02:36 PM
The way Arsenal played this year, just having Song's picture on the article makes it unreadable.
Posted by: Andy Kriebel | Jun 13, 2011 at 10:49 PM
This is a brilliant post, im really glad I found it thank you very much.
Posted by: Jersey | Aug 08, 2011 at 09:17 PM