• Perfect

    Feb
    06
    2014
  • transitmaps:

Boston MBTA Green Lne Average Weekday Traffic (2010) by Barrett Lane
Wednesday’s post, Subterranean Veins of Europe, and its discussion of design choices distorting data reminded me of this map/graph sent to me by Barrett Lane last year. At first glance, this is a really neat and cleverly devised concept: the ridership numbers for each station on Boston’s Green Line are presented in the form of a stylised map of the lines, with vertical bars representing those numbers. It looks great, there’s some solid data behind the graphic, and the visual conceit is very appropriate.
However, there’s one major flaw that — for me — stops this graphic from being a total success. Barrett has used three different vertical scales for his graphs, which prevents rapid visual comparison between numbers (which one might say is the whole point of graphical presentation of data).
The same height represents 5,000 riders on the “B” and “C” branches, 4,000 riders on the “D” and “E” branches, and 20,000 on the main trunk line. The graphic would be far more effective if the bars for the trunk line stations towered above those of the branch lines, don’t you think?
(Source: Barrett Lane)

Cam Booth just gave me a shout out.  Woot!

    transitmaps:

    Boston MBTA Green Lne Average Weekday Traffic (2010) by Barrett Lane

    Wednesday’s post, Subterranean Veins of Europe, and its discussion of design choices distorting data reminded me of this map/graph sent to me by Barrett Lane last year. At first glance, this is a really neat and cleverly devised concept: the ridership numbers for each station on Boston’s Green Line are presented in the form of a stylised map of the lines, with vertical bars representing those numbers. It looks great, there’s some solid data behind the graphic, and the visual conceit is very appropriate.

    However, there’s one major flaw that — for me — stops this graphic from being a total success. Barrett has used three different vertical scales for his graphs, which prevents rapid visual comparison between numbers (which one might say is the whole point of graphical presentation of data).

    The same height represents 5,000 riders on the “B” and “C” branches, 4,000 riders on the “D” and “E” branches, and 20,000 on the main trunk line. The graphic would be far more effective if the bars for the trunk line stations towered above those of the branch lines, don’t you think?

    (Source: Barrett Lane)

    Cam Booth just gave me a shout out.  Woot!

    Jan
    04
    2013
  • Oct
    16
    2012
  • Pan Roasted Hen with Carmelized Squash, Bone Marrow, Taleggio, and Mustard Greens, Russet, Philadelphia, PA

    Pan Roasted Hen with Carmelized Squash, Bone Marrow, Taleggio, and Mustard Greens, Russet, Philadelphia, PA

    Sep
    15
    2012
  • thedailywhat:

Arrested Development Chicken Dance Print of the Day: Commemorate the complete inability to mimic a real chicken with this Arrested Development print from Etsy.
Coo-coo ca-cha!  [doobybrain] 

    thedailywhat:

    Arrested Development Chicken Dance Print of the Day: Commemorate the complete inability to mimic a real chicken with this Arrested Development print from Etsy.

    Coo-coo ca-cha!

    [doobybrain

    Sep
    14
    2012
  • thedailywhat:

Arrested Development Chicken Dance Print of the Day: Commemorate the complete inability to mimic a real chicken with this Arrested Development print from Etsy.
Coo-coo ca-cha!  [doobybrain] 

    thedailywhat:

    Arrested Development Chicken Dance Print of the Day: Commemorate the complete inability to mimic a real chicken with this Arrested Development print from Etsy.

    Coo-coo ca-cha!

    [doobybrain

    Sep
    14
    2012
  • Aug
    16
    2012
  • Steve McQueen at Electric Factory

    Steve McQueen at Electric Factory

    Aug
    01
    2012
  • shapeandcolour:

So, I watched the Opening Ceremony, and all I care about is finding my husband. It’s this ridiculously good looking white guy from Senegal. Who is he and how is he real and who is he and why is he from Senegal? Help. Help me.

    shapeandcolour:

    So, I watched the Opening Ceremony, and all I care about is finding my husband. It’s this ridiculously good looking white guy from Senegal. Who is he and how is he real and who is he and why is he from Senegal? Help. Help me.

    Jul
    27
    2012
  • not new york at Halal

    not new york at Halal

    Jul
    20
    2012
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Barrett Lane

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