Poverty and Food

In: Food Graphic Design (general) Innovative

4 Oct 2010

An interesting radial variation on a scatter plot, displaying multiple variable from 50 states. It’s . (via the promising new visualization site Visualizing.org)


2 Responses to Poverty and Food


Alejo Hausner

October 5th, 2010 at 1:08 pm

This graphic is really hard to read! I’m pretty sure that there’s a correlation between poverty and obesity, because poor people can’t afford protein, and have to eat cheap starches like spaghetti. But the graphic obscures this important fact, by arranging the data alphabetically by state! How about sorting the states by poverty rate? And why do a radial plot? A stack of ordinary graphs would be even easier to read.

Sure, it’s pretty, it’s got nice colors, but it doesn’t get its message across effectively.



Richard Salvucci

October 6th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Agreed. I couldn’t figure out what on earth was going on here.

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