Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blue Cross bad design

Yes, I know Blue Cross isn't a government agency.

There are two big problems with this image from Blue Cross/Blue Shield (both of which are related). The horizontal axis is rather poorly connected to the actual time scale, and the studies actually run for a significant time (meaning that the concept that they are actually data points instead of data plateaus is not justified).

Here's my replacement:

(And the SVG)