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✚ Debating About Visualization – The Process 172

Welcome to issue #172 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members about how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I was thinking about… spirals? What. I was going to grace you with my 10,000-word thought piece on the nature of spiral charts and their relationship to life itself, but I’m placing it on the back burner for now. Sorry. Become a member for access to...

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✚ Visualization Critique: Giving, Interpreting, and Rejecting

Figure out the useful bits and get rid of everything else. Read More

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A path for redesign as critique in visualization

Redesigning a visualization can be useful in teaching a point. Make a graphic better (or "better" depending on what angle you're looking from) with a different layout and visual encodings. Perhaps the most well-known is Edward Tufte's redesign from his book Visual Explanations in which he reworks a diagram used in decision-making for the space shuttle Challenger launch. However, Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg explain why such redesigns can be...

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