Day 140 of 180 Days of Data Viz Learning #jfdi

I’m doing some form of data visualization learning for 180 days because I need to #JFDI.

See post explaining how and why I’m doing this.

The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization by Alberto Cairo

p 190-195 Rise of Interactive Graphics

Three Takeaways

  • Consciously imposed constraints, such as scroll bars to point in one direction or button choices, helps avoid confusion in interfaces p 192
  • “Entities of similar nature should look alike… eg buttons on same position on screen” p 192
  • “Visual Information-Seeking Mantra “Overview first, zoom and filter, then details on demand” (eg sort and rearrange, searching and filtering) p 195

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