Rise and Fall of Online Empires

In: Graphic Design (bad) Internet/tech

23 Mar 2012

I looked at this for several minutes before noticing that they never actually say what they’re measuring on the charts. <sigh> ALWAYS LABEL YOUR AXIS!!!

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2 Responses to Rise and Fall of Online Empires



March 23rd, 2012 at 10:16 am

Not to mention the circular timeline needlessly bounds time and complicates interpretation…



April 3rd, 2012 at 8:57 am

I really like it visually and think it would be really easy to improve: take a slice out of the radial lines a quarter of the way into 2012 (after all, beyond this those lines represent the future….), then put in a feint grey thin text label running up this newly created space reading something like “registered users (1000s)” or whatever it actually is. This makes it make more sense, makes it more authoritative since it links it to an actual data type, and means it no longer implies that next year is 1991…

Other than that, it’s stylish, clear, well structured and informative.

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