The lengthy story:
This week, diddling with the Opening Remarks graphics about Americans’ perception of doing business in China.
The numbers are fairly simple: the results of 218 American companies surveyed by the Chamber of Commerce in China from 2011 and 2012. Wanting to show how opinions dissatisfaction has grown from last year to this year and with only a dozen numbers I liked the idea of doing a slope chart but only had a small space to work with.
So I tried percentage changes, point changes, bar charts, numbers as bar charts… (The few pie charts and stacked charts seen on my pasteboard are for a second complimentary chart.)
In the end I made 8 individual slope charts and extruded them. I’m rather happy with the form—the slant of the slopes are prominent due to color and dimension and easily comparable. The more drastic the slope the more drastic the opinion change.
Stay tuned next week for more neon charts in 3-D.