Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Distribution of Wealth
I like this visualization because of its sheer simplicity, but it does suffer from a few problems. While the color contrasts make seeing different pieces very easy, the text size for the more detailed labels makes them hard to read. Furthermore, the size of the two different segments of the pig are misleading; it's somewhat unclear that they refer to the percentage of the world's wealth. Lastly, the mud (paint?) splotch at the bottom right is also a little confusing: does it mean anything, or is it just "there?"