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

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Chapter 4. Defining the User Experience – Animation and Interaction

Animation is like chilli sauce. A little goes a really long way and can really help to spice up a graphic while leading the viewer through the content; if there is too much, it's all anyone will notice. Good UX — short for user experience, which is one of the computer idioms you employ throughout your projects — is more like guacamole. If it's good, it's a nice subtle touch which will improve the overall quality of your output and make everyone happy; if it is bad, it will taint everything and ruin the whole burrito.

In this chapter, we'll discuss both animation and user interaction, with an eye towards using both to improve the quality of your data visualizations. We'll also use ...

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