In celebration of Pi Day here at BlogLESS, I'm going to say something nice about pie charts.
Sure, pie charts are overused. I agree that we, as designers, need to be very calculated when visualizing information rather than falling back on easily-created MS Excel favorites like the pie chart. But, it just seems a little, I don't know, elitist to completely disown pie charts. There are plenty of articles begging "please don't use pie charts" and even calling pie charts "the prime evil". There are also lots of ideas around how we can move "beyond the pie chart."
But since it's Pi Day, can we discuss the merits of pie charts? Two points come to mind: