In Volume 4 of my weekly roundup, I stumbled across this exciting dataset about Childcare cost in the bay area.
Here is the graphic that I looked at:
I thought this visualization could be improved to bring the point across more clearly.
A slope chart would be a great option.
A slope graph can be used to show a ‘before and after’ story of different values, based on comparing their values at different points in time. The related values are connected by slopes.
I do not do this to offend anybody, just as an exercise for myself.
Here is the resulting chart:
I think it communicates more directly which Counties were hit the hardest with increase child care cost and makes it easier to read and understand without reading the numbers.