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

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Summary

In this chapter, we have assessed the major design decisions we need to take across the key layers of a data visualization's anatomy. We have developed a better understanding of the choices we need to make and a sense of how to rationalize them depending on the context of our project.

We have worked through the challenge of selecting the appropriate data representation solution and then pulled apart the different aspects of data presentation in order to create a cohesive design concept.

Some might consider this to be an overly systematic or scientific way to tackle a task that has significant elements of creativity. However, this approach is consistent with the central theme of this book, to equip you with effective tactics and strategies ...

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