By Brian Suda
In recent times, the phrases Visualization, Infographic and others were bantered round with virtually no regard to their use or that means. there's a new vernacular rising within the geographical regions of knowledge representations, yet that doesn’t suggest we will forget about the a lot easier origins and most sensible practices of charts and graphs.
Brian Suda takes you on a trip during the fundamentals and makes it effortless to supply attractive taking a look, actual representations of knowledge. He’ll stroll you thru how one can visualize and layout information in one of these means that it engages the reader and tells a narrative instead of simply being flashy, cluttered and confusing.
Foreword through Jeremy Keith
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Information is duplicated by the text value 52% and the additional two female icons. The problem here is that there should be four female icons. 100% − 52% is 48%: a difference of four per cent. The icons are not only misleading and wrong, but also unnecessary in this context. When discussing gender differences, it is easy to slip into using the male and female icons seen on bathroom doors. If you find yourself doing this, ask yourself, “Can I delineate genderrelated information without these icons?
This might be a trade off you are willing to accept: your readers puzzle over what is in the background and you get the chance to have some branding visible some of the time. This is also a way for companies to re-sell their charting software: your graph carries the manufacturerʼs brand unless you pay the premium to remove it or replace it with your own. Ultimately, a balance must be struck between protecting the chart from plagiarists and not distracting or annoying your readers. A fine line, indeed.
615 20 As the series continues the results get closer and closer to the precise value of the golden ratio. If you are looking for a nice rectangular ratio for your charts then select any multiples of two consecutive values in the sequence: 210 pixels by 130 pixels, 890 pixels by 550 pixels, and so on. The golden ratio is similar to other common aspect ratios we see every day. The ratio 3:2 is used in 135 film cameras. The standard 35mm silver halide emulsion film is 36mm × 24mm. 3:2 is easy to remember and is close to the golden ratio.
A Practical Guide to Designing with Data by Brian Suda