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Data Visualization: Representing Information on Modern Web by Swizec Teller, Ændrew Rininsland, Simon Timms, Andy Kirk

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Visualization design objectives

Before we launch in to the first stages of the methodology in Chapter 2, Setting the Purpose and Identifying Key Factors, it is important to acknowledge a handful of key, overriding design objectives that should provide you with a framework to test your progress and the suitability of your design decisions.

Whereas the methodology will introduce a number of key thoughts and decisions at each stage of the process, these objectives transcend any individual step and highlight the intricate issues you have to handle throughout your process.

The key objectives are as follows:

Strive for form and function

The following is a quote from Frank Lloyd Wright:

"Form follows function—that has been misunderstood. Form and function ...

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