The scales for what qualifies as pretty and useful change depending on the application and purpose, but you always aim for the same quadrant. The best data graphics come from those who are able to find the right balance between aesthetics and utility.
Target for charting excellence
This is an American Workday, By Occupation
I simulated a day for employed Americans to see when and where they work.
Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time
Watch the regional changes across the country from 1990 to 2016.
Watching the growth of Walmart – now with 100% more Sam’s Club
The ever so popular Walmart growth map gets an update, and yes, it still looks like a wildfire. Sam’s Club follows soon after, although not nearly as vigorously.