Examples of poor graph design, along with redesigns that work

Those of you who are familiar with this website already know that it includes an Examples section, which shows several ineffectively designed graphical displays, along with critiques to explain why they don’t work, and proposed redesigns to show how they could be improved. Many people find these examples helpful, both for raising awareness about the mistakes that people often make when designing graphs, and for instruction in how to effectively communicate graphically.

I have just added two new examples, which you might find worthwhile, which are the first two that appear at the top of the Examples section of this site.

Take care,


One Comment on “Examples of poor graph design, along with redesigns that work”

By Tom Paper. July 25th, 2007 at 10:17 am

Steve – bravo…great stuff…Tom Paper