CW/HW Design & Critique

Lecture Slides: Design

Part 1: Critique the Following Graph

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/12/27/bill-gatess-graph-of-the-year/

Answer the following:

  • Who is the audience? (expert? non-expert?)
  • What questions does this visualization answer?
  • What design principles best describe why it is good / bad?
  • Why do you like / dislike this visualization?
  • Can you suggest any improvements?

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Part 2: Graphic IQ Test:  http://www.perceptualedge.com/files/GraphDesignIQ.html


Part 3: Find 2 Example Visualizations

  1. Find 1  Good Graph, and 1 bad graph
  2. Be prepared to share your critique on both graphs.
  • Who is the audience? (expert? non-expert?)
  • What questions does this visualization answer?
  • What design principles best describe why it is good / bad?
  • Why do you like / dislike this visualization?
  • Can you suggest any improvements?
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