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Would like to see more such analysis and tips in an issue. Good job :)

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Thanks, Rajan! Do you mean analysis of visualisations, and their strong and weak points? :)

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May 18, 2023Liked by Evelina Judeikyte

Thank you for reminding me of the map the size of the imperium. I recall La Biblioteca de Babel every time I hear talk of "data architecture." On the consumer confidence example, I would have added an annotation to one of the charts maybe, a 'how to read' to summarize the intro: More optimistic/More pessimistic, maybe?

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Right! Those parables are just so good. In terms of the chart, there are definitely things that could be added, it all depends on the audience this was intended for :)

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Excellent post; in my practice I think of a key question that needs to be answered by the chart. Try not to ask a complicated question that will require a lot of information to be presented at once. In the "composite" chart about consumer confidence, I guess you are interested in understanding the trend in major markets across the world. I think the bold color lines convey this message clearly, but now I am confused by the light colored lines in each chart.

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Yes! The challenge is then to show the answer to the question in a succinct way πŸ˜€ The grey lines in the chart are there for context: in each small multiple, one line is highlighted, but the others also remain in the background for easier comparison!

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