The challenge this week for #MakeoverMonday is to rethink the Tableau viz included in the CNBC article, “The Victims of the 21st-Century Slave Trade“ and use its data to help turn it into a more meaningful visualization. I spent a few minutes figuring out the data, which was fairly simple but slightly confusing as to what exactly it meant. After reading the article, I understood the data was focused on the “Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) reveal[ing] that more than 136 products from 74 countries are produced by forced and child labor. These are products used by consumers worldwide every day.” With that in mind, I came up with 3 questions to explore…
- What does the distribution of countries, identified by the ILAB, look like geographically? For a given tier, are there clusters of countries within certain regions?
- Are things getting any better? What do trends look like for the number of countries identified per region per year? Are there hot spots?
- Which countries per region are the greatest offenders of the slave trade? What does this look like by tier?
I set out to make a few visuals, figured out a few that I liked, and aligned them on a dashboard making every data point actionable to the rest of the data presented. This all took me about an hour. Here’s my viz: