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Week 16: Pain at the Pump
12-14-2014, 01:48 PM (This post was last modified: 12-14-2014 01:50 PM by mathewa.)
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Frankly, this is one of the more brilliant visualizations that I've seen all semester. Thanks for saving the best for last!

The interactivity is intuitive and simple. When the left-right arrow is clicked, it changes country. When the up-down arrow is clicked it changes currency, unit of measure or the quarter. When a continent is clicked, it highlights the continent in the same clear color on the graph. Clicking on any line displays that country.

It seems as though I have full access and view control of the entire dataset upon which this vis was build. So good.

The parallel coordinate design works well for this vis. I find that sometimes other parallel coordinates can be overwhelming with many lines and columns. This one is simple. Only a single line connecting the ranks of the various variables. It shows the relationship nicely.

The vis even has help, in case you don't know what the variable means (which I wondered). Also, the vis has callout labeling the lines.

The only gripe I have with this vis is the title: "Pain at the Pump". I understand that they are trying to attract readers with such a title and that the people in some countries have much more difficult time purchasing gas (Pakistan and India, for example). But "Pain" ? I've noticed with many vis throughout the semester it depends on what we use as comparison. I find it much more painful to walk or ride a horse.
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Week 16: Pain at the Pump - padmashree - 12-11-2014, 11:51 PM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - varsha - 12-12-2014, 03:50 AM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - aedunn - 12-12-2014, 11:13 AM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - ankit - 12-12-2014, 11:51 AM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - sayan_dey - 12-12-2014, 02:24 PM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - padmashree - 12-12-2014, 05:08 PM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - aseem2691 - 12-12-2014, 05:48 PM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - u0875378 - 12-12-2014, 10:10 PM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - u0869331 - 12-13-2014, 09:20 AM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - Roshani - 12-13-2014, 10:55 AM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - Khalid - 12-13-2014, 01:09 PM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - hehe - 12-13-2014, 04:18 PM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - u0923385 - 12-13-2014, 06:42 PM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - u0866707 - 12-13-2014, 09:26 PM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - mind - 12-13-2014, 09:48 PM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - u0480242 - 12-14-2014, 12:23 AM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - Abhishek - 12-14-2014, 03:58 AM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - jdawson - 12-14-2014, 12:14 PM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - mathewa - 12-14-2014 01:48 PM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - lzhang - 12-14-2014, 03:00 PM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - citou - 12-14-2014, 03:21 PM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - wgormley - 12-14-2014, 04:23 PM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - u0745839 - 12-14-2014, 05:36 PM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - gita - 12-14-2014, 08:44 PM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - Prashant - 12-14-2014, 09:43 PM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - shreya - 12-14-2014, 10:50 PM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - zinnia - 12-14-2014, 10:58 PM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - Deepeeca - 12-14-2014, 11:02 PM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - IVIunTaseR - 12-14-2014, 11:24 PM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - t.li - 12-15-2014, 12:18 AM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - theblur05 - 12-15-2014, 12:28 AM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - Aravind - 12-15-2014, 12:29 AM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - sah403 - 12-15-2014, 12:40 AM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - mmath - 12-15-2014, 12:53 AM
RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - raghvendra - 12-15-2014, 01:35 PM
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RE: Week 16: Pain at the Pump - Anirudh - 12-16-2014, 12:00 AM
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