It’s officially 2017 – the start of a new year. As such, this is a great time for anyone in the Tableau universe to make a fresh commitment to participate in the community challenge known as Makeover Monday.
As I jump into this challenge, I’ve made the conscious decision to start with the things I already like doing and to add on each time. This to me is the way that I’ll be able to stay actively involved and enthusiastic. Essentially: keep it simple.
For this week’s data set it was obvious that something of a comparative nature needed to be applied. I started off with a basic dot plot and went from there.
What I ended up with: a slope chart with the slope representing the delta in rank of income by gender, the size of the line representing the annual monetary difference in income, and 3 colors representing categorized multipliers on the wage gap.
I wanted this to be for a phone, so I held to the idea of a single viz. Interactivity is really limited to tooltips, most other nuance comes from the presentation of the visualization itself.
And I pushed myself to add a little journalistic flare this week. Not really my style, but I figured I would see where it took me.