OK, so we saw CreditLoan’s representation of Obama’s stimulus package. Here’s Washington Post’s take on the breakdown with a combination of bar charts, bubbles, and a stacked graph chart for time – and the numbers seem to all add up correctly. I don’t like the bubbles that look like dangling ornaments though. CreditLoan’s is more readable, but maybe that has to do with the Post’s version being made for print and the other made for online. What do you think – which version works best for you?
[via The Big Picture]
I like the multi-dimensional approach of the version by Washington Post. Not sure if the bubbles are the best way to visualize contents of a package â€“ this applies to both visualizations.
Maybe a new VisualizeThis topic?
Nice, I had a thought that they should keep track of the money supply via a similar chart flow. Imagine tracking all the money via each industry and seeing how big or small the circle is. This way it would be easy to detect which area needs more infusion and which doesn’t.
just my .02
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interactive chart with voting here: Stimulus Bill Explorer – Visualize and Vote on Individual Pieces of the Stimulus Bill
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It would be great for someone to do the same with the new budget proposal.
its all the dumbass presidents fault. he will die
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