Data-Ink and Graphical Redesign

Data-Ink and Graphical Redesign.

Data-Ink and Graphical Redesign READINGS: Article œData-Ink and Graphical Redesign and œChartjunk: Vibrations, Grids, and Ducks in Visual Display by Edward Tufte. 2.1) What is the ˜data-ink ratio?’ Are high data-ink ratios desirable or undesirable? Explain. 2.2) What is ˜chartjunk?’ Give two examples of chartjunk commonly observed in data graphics. 2.3) Find an example of a well made data graphic and one example of a poorly made data graphic. Insert those graphics into your memo. Explain your rationale for each in terms of principles put forth in Visual Display. The graphics could be obtained from original sources (cite your sources) or you can develop the examples yourself 2.4) Although Tufte’s discussion focuses on charts and graphs, how do the same principles apply to tables “ i.e., rows and columns of data? Give examples of chartjunk found in tables and how to improve.

Data-Ink and Graphical Redesign

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