Circle words

Today, something from the past. A graphic table from the German newspaper SZ. From the year 2005. Revenue as bar. Share as pie, for the most important product.

Biotechnoloy: dependency on one product. Source: Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2005-06-15, page 30.
Source: Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2005–06–15, page 30. Click to enlarge.

I like mini graphics. You can also call them sparklines, micro charts or word graphics. Really dramatic, the bars. Easy to understand. Easy to compare. Really cute, the pies. Nice to look at, but not so nice to compare. Probably too small? Probably, because you have to learn: revenue is bar, share is pie.

I’ll try it myself.

Easy to read and compare. But you have to learn: Revenue is bars, share is bar.

Easy to read and compare. But you have to learn: Revenue is bar, share is fill bar.

Bigger circles. Better to read.

Easy to read. Easy to compare. Have to learn a little. Though not so cute.