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Redesign Exercise


The following is an infographic, designed to catch the reader's attention: 

Visit for the original graphic.

Redesign this graphic as an information visualization, with the primary purpose of conveying information.


The original dataset comes from At the bottom of this page, you can find a CSV file containing the original (and updated) data, plus additional data from non-financial bankruptcies. The source files for this dataset are:

To load this dataset in R, place the file in your current working directory and run the following code:

bankrupt_data <- read.csv("bankruptcy.csv", header = TRUE, colClasses = c("character", "factor", "integer", "Date", "integer", "integer"))

You may want to filter this dataset or convert it to a long format in preparation for visualizing in R and ggplot2.


Submit your redesign on Canvas. The following are some of the best redesigns produced during the in-class exercise:


SelectionFile type iconFile nameDescriptionSizeRevisionTimeUser

  2k v. 1 Feb 25, 2013, 6:12 PM Sophie Engle