Saturday, 28 September 2013

chartjunk lives!

After an excellent talk on visualising data yesterday, a colleague and I were chatting about Tufte, and bemoaning the chartjunk infesting many publications nowadays.  Being academics, we of course discussed giving some lectures on data visualisation.

Later, she sent me the two examples below, in order that I could share her exasperation. (Exasperation is not the word I would have chosen, though.)

I merely cringed at the first, but literally lol’d at the second, in stunned disbelief.

WTF!?  (And what do you mean “normalized”? to 360°?)

Really?  What were you thinking?

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