News From the Field
What makes a data visualization memorable?
October 16, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts."Chart junk"--the noisy visual elements that attract criticism in design circles--can help make a data visualization more memorable. And the chart types we learned about in school (bar graphs, pie charts, etc.) are not the easiest to recall. Full Story
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