Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Redesigning visualizations

I've been writing quite a lot this week, so I'm about to send another chapter of my next book to my copy editor. It's an introduction to the five qualities that I think define great visualizations. When discussing beauty, I used some graphics made by Accurat,* like this one. I even dared to make a quick draft for a redesign, randomly picking some authors in no particular order, and asked myself if I'd print theirs or mine, in case I owned a publication. The answer to that may surprise you. I'll withhold it for now and until 2016!

*I interviewed the Accurat folks months ago, so they will also appear in the Profiles section of the book.