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Playing with the Shape of Data
« on: May 31, 2010, 03:50:06 AM »
Okay, all you visual-perception, goatee-stroking philosophers out there, let me know what you think!

Playing with the Shape of Data
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Re: Playing with the Shape of Data
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010, 08:06:32 AM »
it really is way more obvious if you use bars instead of circles...

i never thought much about that but it shows once again that a different presentation may give a totally different feeling about the same data. (man i really am happy that i'm not into marketing   :P )

i think that is cause the radius only doubles when the area is 4times as big. so it seems there is not that much of a difference when using circles. maybe numbers of unemployed should be shown that way? would be mor positive ^^

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Re: Playing with the Shape of Data
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010, 12:45:32 AM »
It gets even worse if you add the 3rd dimension.
Note also the influence of the font size.
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Re: Playing with the Shape of Data
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010, 01:02:15 AM »
I noticed also that you were speaking about circles. The first view seems to reflect much more the real proportion.
That's worth a deeper study, to find a factor like for the perceived luminicence of colors.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2010, 01:11:26 AM by Yacine »
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