Makeover Monday 2019 Week 9: Bicycle Imports in the U.K.

This week’s Makeover Monday dataset comes from a report on the economic value of the bicycle industry in the United Kingdom. The chart shows the quarterly trend in bicycle imports from 2010 to 2016.

What works well?

  • Use of a line chart makes the seasonal trend easy to see.
  • Line markers clearly indicate the quarterly data points.

What could be improved?

  • Labels and gridlines can be re-formatted to eliminate some non-data ink.
  • Vertical axis title can be re-oriented to make it easier to read.

What Marc did:

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  • Kept original line chart style.
  • Simplified labels on both axes and horizontal label on vertical axis.
  • Added shading for 2016 to correspond with the insight presented in the caption.

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