I’m doing some form of data visualization learning for 180 days because I need to #JFDI.
*Doing a bit of catch-up here after a few breaks.
Reading and Learning Data Visualization Theoretically/Critically:
p 65-76 The Beauty Paradox: Art and Communication-> The Complexity Challenge: Presentation and Exploration
- “Tufte’s influence in the visualization and information graphics communities has led many publications to adopt a style that is serious, cold, and stripped bare of aesthetic attributes that maybe gratuitous to the statistician but useful for readers” p 68
- “The first step to finding the middle ground between radical minimalism and a more playful approach to information graphics and visualization is to remember that a good graphic realizes two basic goals: It presents information, and it allows users to explore that information.” p 73
- “No matter what style you choose- whether you decide to follow Tufte and become a hardcore minimalist or adopt a friendlier approach- always take advantage of the space you have available to seek depth within reasonable limits. After that, and only after that, worry about how to make the presentation prettier.” p 76