(a) Provide an example from your own experience of an excellent visualization in the real world exemplifying any combination of Tufte’s objectives for effective data visualization. What did it do and how did it do it well? How did it elevate what otherwise could have been communicated with simple descriptive statistics? Based on your example, would you add any more principles to Tufte’s framework?
(b) Reflecting on any of the last four readings (Weber, Halloran, and the two planning documents), what visualization techniques (moreso the methods than the content) did you find most compelling? What recurring visual themes do they use? What are some ways these examples make their data expressive (in emotion or identity)?
Tufte. Visual Display of Quantitative Information. Ch. 1-3
› Wei. “Remove the Legend to Become One”. Remains of the Day.
› Muth. “What to Consider When Choosing Colors for Data Visualization”. Datawrapper
› Weber. “How W.E.B. Du Bois Meticulously Visualized 20th-Century
Black America”. Hyperallergic.