Treemaps are an attention-getting change of pace (compared to pie charts-image at bottom of post).
- Compact delivery of information using size and color — two powerful visual properties.
- Eliminates a ton of wasted visual energy to look back and forth across the pie charts.
- Downside can be limited space to see all labels (without just making the chart bigger).
I recently heard Paul Simon’s 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover and was inspired to create this blog series. He only lists five ways, so I’m doubling the ante.
These ideas are designed to equally inspire you to leave those pie charts. EXCELSIOR!
This blog series launched on March 14, Pi Day. Here’s the pie chart view that will receive of a healthy dose of criticism.