Data Visualization

Data visualization is the visual representation of data. This process is invaluable is understanding trends and system behavior. The raison d’ĂȘtre of data visualization is communication of complex topics, context, and trends to an audience. Within the field of data visualization Edward Tufte is a luminary who has published several books on the topic and are required reading for those interested.

Anti-patterns in Data Visualization :anti_patterns:data-visualization:

  • Low density displays: The case example of this is pie charts[Tufte]
  • Imposing cognitive load on the consumer.


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