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How to crunch data into beautiful graphics

  1. How to <br />crunch <br />data <br />into <br />beautiful <br />graphics<br />Vitor Domingos – vd@nextwpoer.pt – March 2011<br />
  2. Information needs to be interesting (meaningful & relevant) and have integrity (accuracy, consistency).<br />Design needs to have form (beauty & structure) and function (it has to work and be easy to use)<br />
  3. integrity + form = eye candy<br />interestingness + function = experiment<br />
  4. interesting subject, solid information, looks great, but is hard to use = useless<br />amazing data, well designed, very easy to read but isn’t that interesting = boring<br />
  5. Simple. Clean. Elegant<br />
  6. Make the data distinct from the graph.<br />
  7. Make the data distinct from other data<br />
  8. Keep data organized and clear.<br />
  9. Use common sense.<br />
  10. Make sure your graph makes sense.<br />
  11. Make sure your data is accessible.<br />
  12. Display the most important information at a level that people can quickly comprehend.<br />

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