Hello again! Welcome back and as always, thanks for reading!
For week 5 of #MakeoverMonday 2019, Andy has given us a stacked bar chart from the European Commission looking at the Digital Economy and Society Index scores for countries in the EU across 5 categories.
What works well
- sorted best to worst
- legend is clear
- title is simple enough
What could be improved
- Stacked bars are good for cumulative comparison but as soon as you add the colors to each bar, I think instinctively a large number of will want to compare the parts to each other. And in this display, doing that is extremely difficult.
I think there’s a way that we preserve the ability to see and compare the cumulative indices AS WELL AS being able to compare each the individual parts.
I think a multi-dimensional dot plot is the best way to visualize this data. I remember WAY back in week 17 of 2017 (Apr. 24) of #MakeoverMonday that Tableau Zen Master, Matt Chambers created a dashboard that is extremely close to the one I want to build for this week. Back then we were comparing a list, compiled by LinkedIn, of skills in high demand. Here is what Matt created, click the picture for the interactive version:
He even wrote up a blog about highlight action piece.
I’m going to #StealLikeAnArtist and use this as a framework for what I’m going to build. Here is what I built. If you want to learn how I built it complete with data prep and calculations, I encourage you to continue reading below, otherwise, click the screenshot for the interactive version