Matthew Lin-Looking Outwards 05

http://flowingdata.com/2015/07/02/changing-price-of-food-items-and-horizon

food graph

I chose to use a horizon graph for this week’s blogpost.  In this particular example, the graphs represent the increases and decreases of food prices of various food items since 1990.  However, instead of using a line graph to represent all the increases, the graph consolidates the measurable data by using darker and lighter color tones.  The more orange the graph is, the higher the price.  Alternatively, if the graph has a more blue tone, the price is lower.

The method of measuring numerical change removes the need to have to large graphs.  Instead, as shown in the example, multiple pieces of information of the same category can be shown together.  This method can apply to temperature change, population increase, and any other measurable data that involves numerical change.