I stumbled upon an article on Yahoo! ranking the best and worst airlines. Since I traveled for the holidays and did not have the best experience on the way back, I read it to see if the airline I took was on it (it wasn’t). Included in the article was this chart. The “2013 Airline Scorecard” has 9 different airlines ranked based on 7 different operational areas, as well as an overall rank. It’s concise and easy to read. The colors make it easy to follow each airline throughout the chart. The title/heading serve as secondary assurance of how one should interpret the chart so there is no misinterpretation. While it is successful in displaying a lot of information in a simple manner, the design of it could have been improved. Adding some air between the rows and columns would make it easier on the eyes. Experimenting a little more with the title/heading would have called more attention through it.
Full article: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-worst-airlines-041600845.html