The little difference

Small is often difficult. Small differences as well. Especially big differences between small ones. Have a look. Here is how it works extremely bad.

Arbeitslosenquoten im August 2013 als Tortendiagramm. Quelle: N├╝rnberger Nachrichten, 30.08.2013, Seite 4.
Unemployment rate in August 2013. Source: the regional newspaper “Nürnberger Nachrichten”, 2013–08–30, page 4.

Because: a pie is already difficult. Because it is hard to read. Small pieces of pie are especially difficult. Because harder to read. Small pieces of pie adjacent to each other are even more difficult. Because even harder to read. What do we do instead?

Arbeitslosenquoten im August 2013 als Grafische Tabelle.
Redesign: me.

Works better. Because: we have big differences between small values. It works even better like that. Point-bars. Logarithmic.

Arbeitslosenquoten im August 2013 als Grafische Tabelle mit logarithmisch skalierten Punktbalken.
Redesign: me too.