Week 18 of #MakeoverMonday looked at spacewalks at the International Space Station.

Here’s the original viz:

What works well:

  • The heading is a succinct summary of what the viz is showing
  • Using the BANS (Big-ass numbers) for USA and Russia as a legend is a good idea
  • The labels on the bars make the chart easier to read
  • The colours are a good choice as they are very close to the NASA palette

What could be improved:

  • The years on the x-axis are on an angle, making them harder to read
  • There are numerous images on the viz, making it very busy

What I focused on:

  • Changing the bar chart to a line chart
  • Changing the orientation of the dates on the x-axis to be horizontal
  • Adding the BANs into the description

The interactive version can be found here