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Actually, I have no problem with this graph

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Tom Salvesen asks, is this the worst info-graphic of the year?

I say, no. Nobody really cares about these numbers. It’s an amusing feature. The alternative would not be a better display of these data, the alternative would be some photo or cartoon. They’re just having fun. I wouldn’t give it any design awards but it’s fine, it is what it is.

6 Comments

  1. Corey says:

    Quoi est-ce que c’est “bof”?

  2. Andrew says:

    According to the caption, “très moyenne.”

  3. jonathan says:

    Funny, but you don’t see actual Swiss smile much, so this is a bit of a joke. That and the little banker’s hat for those feeling pas mal, pas mal. Funny in French.

  4. NouvelElan says:

    I like the idea that only 1% think there mood is less than average. Maybe it says something about…

  5. Cedric says:

    Bof = Meh