Using data rich visual illustrations

Source: HBR blog, Sep 2012

Edward Tufte, the former Yale professor and leading thinker on information design and visual literacy, has been pushing this insight for years. He encourages the use of data-rich illustrations with all the available data presented. When examined closely, every data point has value, he says. And when seen overall, trends and patterns can be observed via the human “intuition” that comes from that biological information processing capability of our brain.

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