Blog post 9: Analysis of a data visualization

Go to this link, which is a Reddit thread where people post data visualizations:

Find one visualization that you think is interesting, and write a blog post profiling it. In your blog post:

  1. Provide a link to the Reddit post of the visualization that you are profiling.
  2. Say where the person who created the visualization got their data from and what tool they used to create the data. Both the data source and the tool should be included in a comment beneath the visualization, but it may be buried under other comments, in which case you may have to search for it.
  3. Write one paragraph (3-5 sentences) describing what the visualization is telling us. Answer the three questions from Carson MacPherson-Krutsky’s article.
  4. Write one paragraph (3-5 sentences) describing how you would change the visualization. Is there a different kind of graph/map/etc. that could be used to display the data? Or are there changes that could be made to the design, layout, formatting, etc.? How would those changes affect the insight into the data that the visualization provides? You cannot say you would not change anything–you have to present some idea for an alternate way to present the data.

To earn credit, your post must have the link, the info about how the visualization was created, and both paragraphs.