This week’s #MakeoverMonday looks at revenue per second for 25 of the biggest companies.
- The circular orientation of the chart is super misleading! Normally, the angle of the stopwatch would represent time, so on this chart my very first impression is that everything adds up to 45 seconds, which is completely false. If anything, the angle on this chart corresponds to the order of the companies.
- The bubbles at the base of the bars are completely superfluous.
- I’m not sure why there’s a blue ‘1 second’ label on the stopwatch?
Luke Sanke’s Polar Clock tutorial was super helpful when I was planning out and building this viz!
How it’s Done
Step 1 – Create a Parameter
Step 2 – Calculate Seconds to Make…
Step 3 – Calculate Degrees
Step 4 – Calculate X and Y positions
Step 5 – Create Basic View
Step 6 – Dual Axis
fix both axes to -1.25, 1.25
Step 7 – Add a Background Image
Step 8 – Customize the tooltip
From here it’s pretty much formatting and dashboard layout!