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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