Tuesday, May 11, 2010
GDP Measured via Administration
This visualization shows average yearly job growth percentages and average yearly GDP growth percentages, separated based on administration. Although the visualization is informative, the manner in which the data is presented could be improved upon. At a glance, it is difficult to determine the magnitude in which one circle is larger than the other, such as the GDP value of 4.85 compared to 3.3 .
It is more difficult for a viewer to gauge the difference between circle sizes, than it is to a different visualization style such as a bar graph. However, the ordering of largest to smallest from top to bottom is a good feature of this visualization; as opposed to a chronological ordering in which Clinton would be placed above Bush, which would cause more confusion when glancing at circle sizes to obtain a brief idea of the overall visualization.
Posted by Steven Nguyen at 7:05 PM