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
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We looked at prime dating age and when people usually marry. Now it’s time for the next step in the circle of life.
Looking at educational attainment, income, work hours, and commute, this is who has the same work life as you do.
Timeline of California Wildfires
The wind was blowing smoke and ash from wildfires further up north from where I live. The sky turned an eerie orange. I wondered about past fires and made the chart below.