The visual styles of

MAPS
José Jácome - Karina Jensen - Thomas Thibault
Discrimination with

TEXTURES & PATTERNS
SIZE

Good for

QUANTITATIVE INFORMATIONS

Numerical

DENSITY

Good for

QUANTITA...
SIZE
Discrimination with

TEXTURES & PATTERNS
SIZE

Good for

QUANTITATIVE INFORMATIONS

Numerical

DENSITY

Good for

QUANTITA...
DENSITY
Discrimination with

TEXTURES & PATTERNS
SIZE

Good for

QUANTITATIVE INFORMATIONS

Numerical

DENSITY

Good for

QUANTITA...
ORIENTATION
Discrimination with

TEXTURES & PATTERNS
SIZE

Good for

QUANTITATIVE INFORMATIONS

Numerical

DENSITY

Good for

QUANTITA...
SHAPE
Discrimination with

DEPTH & LAYERS
SHADOWS

BRIGHTNESS -SATURATION

MOUVEMENT

PERSPECTIVE
SHADOWS
Discrimination with

DEPTH & LAYERS
SHADOWS

BRIGHTNESS -SATURATION

MOUVEMENT

PERSPECTIVE
BRIGHTNESS -SATURATION
MOUVEMENT
Discrimination with

DEPTH & LAYERS
SHADOWS

BRIGHTNESS -SATURATION

MOUVEMENT

PERSPECTIVE
PERSPECTIVE
‘‘Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious
and adding the meaningful.’’
The Laws of Simplicity, John Maeda
Scematic maps
Tabula Peutingeriana
DISTANCES
DISTORTION
POINTS AND LINES
SIZE

TEXTURE/SHAPE

COLOR
OVERLAPPING
displacement

superimposition

new symbol

+

+

A

A+B

B

A

A+B

B

A+B

B

+

+
+

A
Visual styles of maps
Visual styles of maps
Visual styles of maps
Visual styles of maps
Visual styles of maps
Visual styles of maps
Visual styles of maps
Visual styles of maps
Visual styles of maps
Visual styles of maps
Visual styles of maps
Visual styles of maps
Visual styles of maps
Visual styles of maps
Visual styles of maps
Visual styles of maps
Visual styles of maps
Visual styles of maps
Visual styles of maps
Visual styles of maps
Visual styles of maps
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Visual styles of maps

  1. 1. The visual styles of MAPS José Jácome - Karina Jensen - Thomas Thibault
  2. 2. Discrimination with TEXTURES & PATTERNS SIZE Good for QUANTITATIVE INFORMATIONS Numerical DENSITY Good for QUANTITATIVE INFORMATIONS Numerical ORIENTATION Good for QUALITATIVE INFORMATIONS Nominal SHAPE Ordinal Good for Ordinal Quite good for QUANTITATIVE INFORMATIONS Ordinal QUALITATIVE INFORMATIONS Nominal
  3. 3. SIZE
  4. 4. Discrimination with TEXTURES & PATTERNS SIZE Good for QUANTITATIVE INFORMATIONS Numerical DENSITY Good for QUANTITATIVE INFORMATIONS Numerical ORIENTATION Good for QUALITATIVE INFORMATIONS Nominal SHAPE Ordinal Good for Ordinal Quite good for QUANTITATIVE INFORMATIONS Ordinal QUALITATIVE INFORMATIONS Nominal
  5. 5. DENSITY
  6. 6. Discrimination with TEXTURES & PATTERNS SIZE Good for QUANTITATIVE INFORMATIONS Numerical DENSITY Good for QUANTITATIVE INFORMATIONS Numerical ORIENTATION Good for QUALITATIVE INFORMATIONS Nominal SHAPE Ordinal Good for Ordinal Quite good for QUANTITATIVE INFORMATIONS Ordinal QUALITATIVE INFORMATIONS Nominal
  7. 7. ORIENTATION
  8. 8. Discrimination with TEXTURES & PATTERNS SIZE Good for QUANTITATIVE INFORMATIONS Numerical DENSITY Good for QUANTITATIVE INFORMATIONS Numerical ORIENTATION Good for QUALITATIVE INFORMATIONS Nominal SHAPE Ordinal Good for Ordinal Quite good for QUANTITATIVE INFORMATIONS Ordinal QUALITATIVE INFORMATIONS Nominal
  9. 9. SHAPE
  10. 10. Discrimination with DEPTH & LAYERS SHADOWS BRIGHTNESS -SATURATION MOUVEMENT PERSPECTIVE
  11. 11. SHADOWS
  12. 12. Discrimination with DEPTH & LAYERS SHADOWS BRIGHTNESS -SATURATION MOUVEMENT PERSPECTIVE
  13. 13. BRIGHTNESS -SATURATION MOUVEMENT
  14. 14. Discrimination with DEPTH & LAYERS SHADOWS BRIGHTNESS -SATURATION MOUVEMENT PERSPECTIVE
  15. 15. PERSPECTIVE
  16. 16. ‘‘Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.’’ The Laws of Simplicity, John Maeda
  17. 17. Scematic maps
  18. 18. Tabula Peutingeriana
  19. 19. DISTANCES
  20. 20. DISTORTION
  21. 21. POINTS AND LINES SIZE TEXTURE/SHAPE COLOR
  22. 22. OVERLAPPING displacement superimposition new symbol + + A A+B B A A+B B A+B B + + + A

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