While I haven't regularly participated in Makeover Monday in the past, I found this week's topic to be quite interesting. Partially because as a mother, parental leave affected me. This week, I decided to visualize the story that stood out to me. The other reason why I wanted to participate in this week's Makeover Monday is because I visualized similar data when I made over data from a Huffington Post article on maternal leave in 2014. This was a meaningful reviz for me, because not only do I get to tell the story I found in the data but it also gives me the opportunity to compare my 2018 work to the 2014 work.
2014 Huffington Post Revizit
The following image is from a 2014 Huffington Post article which inspired me to see how I might visualize this data.
I originally used the story points in Tableau to visualize this data on paid maternal leave with a bar chart.
Four years later, here's how I visualized similar data (parental leave instead of maternal leave).
Looking at this chart a few days after I made it, I can definitely see some things I want to change or tweak. Maybe I'll visualize it again in four years to see what's changed in the data and my design.