Are you ready for another deconstruct/reconstruct exercise? I just posted a time series plot in the FlowingData forums that shows suicide rates and unemployment rates in Japan. Here are questions worth considering:
- What is the graph trying to show? Does it succeed?
- Is this the appropriate type of plot of this type of data?
- What would make the data more clear?
At a glance, the graph almost looks fine, but on a slightly deeper than superficial look, there are some clear problems.