I wanted to try a different visual approach to show the trends by age and gender over time. I decided to use a distributed slope chart, with a take-away title and a subtle use of colour. I could have stacked the age groups into a single slope chart, but I felt this would look cluttered as there would probably be quite a lot of overlapping labels.
Analysing the data as aggregate bar charts and individual points on a line made me think about different ways I could improve my average step count.
Set actions are versatile: the metric calculation can be used to change the chart, title and colour of the measure selector!
By using colour and an insightful title, we can focus our audience’s attention to a key take-away.
The lollipop chart is a simple, fun variant on the bar chart whilst retaining most of its accuracy.
Through employing some storytelling techniques, including choosing an appropriate chart type, strategic use of colour and size and removing confusing or complicated elements we can enhance the focus of our data story.