Life Expectancy at Birth by Country

In this Makeover monday week 45, we were asked to visualise Life Expectancy at Birth by Country data from the World Bank

My plan:

As I try to learn new Tableau tricks I decided to follow Andy’s tutorial to create Small multiple line charts, also adding dynamics labs following this tutorial from the Info Lab

The result was ok but I don’t think it worked very well, I guess too many countries!

See below vis

small line chart

Then I tried to group by region, but still not what I wanted, in terms of story telling…

byregion.PNG

Then almost by mistake, I changed the vis to focus on the effect of wars on the life expectancy of 4 countries – for me this vis works better at story telling.

life_exp

 

and the other issue was to bring the colored line to the front. Again thanks Andy for the pointer (I had to sort them)

Live vis url

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