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The success of this visualization is due to the fact that the designers were willing to move away from a standard, default map and instead create a visual representation based primarily on the relevant source data. The result is a highly specialized image that is much more accurate and useful for its intended purpose, even if it’s not very well suited for typical map tasks such as navigation. ) Conclusion While this has been a brief treatment of some of the strategies and considerations that go into designing a successful visualization, it is a solid foundation.
Hands-on Visualization Creation Now that we’ve covered the basics of information visualization in a general manner, let’s walk through the process of building a visualization. We’ll create a static visualization, commonly referred to as an infographic. To do this walkthrough, we will need the following tools: • Microsoft Excel (or Google Documents in a pinch) • Adobe Photoshop (GIMP, a free image-manipulation program, will also work) In order to replicate the process as closely as possible, I’ll walk through the discovery process in the order in which it actually happened rather than following the “Question-Data-Presentation” method described earlier.
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