MakeOverMonday – How many women have constructed crosswords for The New York Times?

This week’s MakeOverMonday dataset comes from XWord Info.

Here is the original graph

MakeOverMonday-2018-W49

What works well?

  1. The title is clear.
  2. The time is alone the X-axis, which is how we normally visualize time.

What could be better?

  1. The 7 lines create a spaghetti effect. It is not easy to see the trend of a single line.
  2. There are too many colours. It looks cluttered and our eyes are not drawn to a particular message in the chart.
  3. The title does not have a clear call to action.

My objectives with the makeover

  1. Separate the line charts so that they are easier to read.
  2. Highlight the highest contribution made by women for a day of the week.
  3. Highlight how often women contribute 50% or more. This is my key takeaway point.
  4. Include a clear call to action in the title.
  5. Use colours sparingly to draw attention to my key takeaway point.

Here is the makeover

 

Line_Charts_Makeover

You can download the excel file for this makeover here.

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