Makeover Monday reaches Week 9 of 52 in 2018 as this week’s Makeover looks at World Economic Freedom since 1970-2015.
This was another interesting challenge as the dataset had some gaps which meant consistent sense checking to ensure my data was accurate and correct when putting together the viz.
What I like
- The rankings for the Top 10 countries in terms of Economic Freedom Ranking are available in a table on the left-hand side of the viz.
- Tooltips are clear and give more information about the country’s score out of 10.
- There is an animation showing the changes over time in Economic Freedom since 1970 to 2015.
What could be improved?
- The colours are too overpowering on the eyes which can make it difficult for colourblind users accessing the viz.
- A lack of questions from the map means its difficult to find out what story is being told through the map.
- No compelling title that grabs the audience to look at the viz, giving them no reason to care about what story is being told through the data.
- Maintain the minimal use of colour and use it sparingly for impact.
- Find out which country has consistently led the World Economic Freedom index from 2000 to 2015.
- Experiment with different charts and see what stories come from the data.
Initially, I was going to use a bar chart albeit when I looked at my viz this morning, I was not happy with the outcome.
That meant going to Plan B and using a line chart to analyse all the countries performances in the summary index.
At first, I was interested in New Zealand although Hong Kong stood out to me because it is one of the most consistent countries for economic freedom over a 15-year timeline.
When I produced my first iteration of the viz, I immediately got some feedback on the title and possibly making the other country lines darker.
With that said, I acted on the feedback and here is my Makeover Monday 2018 – Week 9 entry which you can view on Tableau Public by clicking on the picture below. Thank you to the Tableau community for the feedback!