Verse 5 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

GET THE SHAPES IN A ROW RAMON {MARTINEZ}

Strip plots are great for organizing hierarchies of information in a small space.

  • Ordering different size data sets is simple (a heatmap leaves lots of empty boxes).
  • Size and color gradients are the #2 and #3 easiest to interpret visual elements.
  • This is similar to using bar charts for comparison, but even more compact.
  • Switching up your visuals gets attention and invites the reader for a closer look.


Attend my webinars or caught me in the right mood? Then you know The Tyranny of Pie Charts™

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.

THE TYRANNY OF PIE CHARTS

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Posted in 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart, Best Practices, Big Data, Creativity, Dashboard, Tableau Software, Visualization

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