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How to make a multi-dimensional dot plot | #MakeoverMonday | 2019 | 5

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.

original

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:

linkedin top skills 2016 - makeovermonday

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

desi

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The MLB Racial Gap

February is going to be a busy month for the blog. Tableau is teaming up with other organizations and communities to help #VisualizeDiversity in honor of #BlackHistoryMonth. Week 1 – #MakeoverMonday Week 2 – Storytelling with Data Week 3 – #VizforSocialGood Week 4 – #DataforDemocracy So this first week we’re looking at a visual from┬áthe

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