In a previous blog post we discussed the most effective ways to communicate using data visualization.
The post discussed how effective data visualization needs to be both visually appealing and communicate the information clearly. We also talked about what did and didn’t ‘work’ using examples.
On that note, we found this colourful example (excuse the pun!) of Crayola colours through the ages! The way the data is displayed can make all the difference as this Crayola chart demonstrates.
The team at Data Pointed created a colour chart of Crayola colours through time and released it onto the world, only to later discover the data could be visualized better.
In the original design the colours got squished in the square design making it hard to understand. So they went about redesigning their creation to make a beautiful clear radial chart. See the transformation here.