In honor of Pi Day (3.14), I present this pie chart from a report that I did for PBS Kids back in 2013. Rather than creating three different charts, I sought to visually represent three sets of key participant demographic data in one, visually appealing chart.
In addition to layering three pie chart rings together into one chart, I also toyed with the image fill feature as an alternative to a color fill as a way to convey information without having to add additional text to the chart. It was fun (and challenging) to try to find images that could convey location information at-a-glance. I think the end result is also more visually appealing with those images included.
I’d be the first to say that this chart isn’t perfect, and I know there are folks who disapprove of pie charts in general, but I think this chart is able to communicate some basic information about our participants fairly clearly and concisely – and in a visually appealing way.