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6 things to remember when visualizing information

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  • visualizing information in 6 steps version with links to sources
  • source: Wire Magazine 16 June 2008 Artifacts from the future need for visualization
  • 6 principles to keep in mind
  • data-ink ratio = data-ink total ink used to print the graphic = proportion of a graphic’s ink devoted to the non-redundant display of data = 1 – proportion of graphic that can be erased
  • 2 1 3 5 4 6 source: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte
  • 1 2 need grid? make it lighter source: train schedule by E.J. Marey
  • 1 2 standard Excel grid and axis
  • data-ink ratio
  • di Robert Shumann 2d > 3d source: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte mens ions
  • divisions in France 2d > 4d source: The War with Germany by Leonard P. Ayres
  • breakdown of car components 2d > 4d source: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte
  • bullet chart 5d source: bullet chart by Stephen Few
  • dimensions
  • size http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio golden ratio
  • source: Beautiful Evidence by Edward R. Tufte small is beautiful - sparklines
  • sparklines for binary data source: Beautiful Evidence by Edward R. Tufte
  • size
  • font do not mix styles and cases! source: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte
  • 1 2 emphasis here use alternative for boring Arial eg Trebuchet
  • fonts
  • color emphasis here eye does not focus on data source: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte
  • source: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte get color inspiration from nature
  • use of contours source: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte 1 2
  • color selection source: colorbrewer.org by Cynthia Brewer
  • 1 out of 10 people perceive red and green like gray source: Information Visualization: Perception for Design by Colin Ware
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  • colors
  • open your eyes and be aware of source: Excel 2007 sample graphs by Microsoft Excel Blog Team
  • source: Excel 2007 sample graphs by Microsoft Excel Blog Team do not use 3d use bar charts instead of pie charts
  • is this a dashboard? source: Delcom International B.V.
  • simplicity and elegance are key! source: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd.
  • source: airline dashboard by BonaVista Systems
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  • books The Visual Display of Quantitative Information Envisioning Information Visual Explanations Information Visualization Information Dashboard Design Beautiful Evidence
  • blogs excelcharts.com/blog visualisationmagazine.com/blogvisualthinkmap peltiertech.com/WordPress neoformix.com blog.xlcubed.com www.coolinfographics.com www.juiceanalytics.com/writing www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/blog eagereyes.org