Friday, June 19, 2015

Good Graphics?

In recent months, the White House and DoJ have been using graphics and slides on social media and at press conferences to make their points.  The White House has been doing a very good job with this, making clear easy to read graphics.  DoJ, not so much.  Here is a good example of an awful slide that DoJ used yesterday with the big medicare fraud takedown :

Ooof.  This may be one of the worst slides I have ever seen.  Just for starters, it's got way too much information, graphics that don't mean anything, shorthand that is unintelligible, facts that aren't important, and on and on.

Here's how to do a slide, by the White House:

Ahhhh, much better.

These slides were taken from the Twitter pages for the White House and DoJ.

1 comment:

Literati said...

It's like the DOJ never read Tufte's The Visual Display of Quantitative Information.