#MakeoverMonday 2018 WK49 – Women Constructors in the Shortz Era

As much as I tell myself not to check other submissions before I start working on my own (I’ve found that sometimes it clouds my thinking), I couldn’t resist this week since much like everyone else I was intrigued by the topic. Before we get into the details though, let’s take a closer look at the original first.


What works well?

  • It’s very neat, no clutter.
  • Even spaced legend and axis labels.
  • The grid lines make it easier for the viewer to determine the percentages.

What could be improved?

  • Too many lines overlapping and the different colours make it difficult to see how any given day is trending.
  • The title could be better and provide a bit more context. As it turns out collaboration puzzles are counted as ‘by Women’ if there is more than one female collaborator so that should have been made clearer on the chart.
  • The chart didn’t really catch my attention. Without the article (and yes reading everyone else’s posts on Twitter #busted) I would not have understood fully what I was looking at.

My makeover

Due to other obligations I’ve been a bit strapped for time this week. I didn’t really know what angle to take until I saw the viz by Kate Brown that offered up some additional information which I found very interesting. And even though comparing weeks and days in the week over time offered some very interesting insights, for me the bigger story is what one could consider the implicit gender bias. I also didn’t have a lot of time this week so I went with simple BANS and a title that hopefully grabbed your attention. I purposely added the reference to the article as well because I want people to read it for themselves and form their own opinion.

Click on the image below for the link to the viz on Tableau Public. If you’re interested in reading the article I’m referring to, click here.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my post šŸ™‚


Author: Marian

Tableau Fan, Foodie, Travel, Photography

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