Join John McWade for an in-depth discussion in this video Chart your data with images, part of Graphic Design Tips & Tricks.
- Hey everybody, John McWade, senior author here at lynda.com.…Hey next time you have comparative data to show…don't just default to a standard chart,…and think, "Gee, do I need to make this a bar chart,…or a pie chart, or an area chart?"…The way to start is to think first,…"How would my viewer experience this information?"…"Or how would my reader experience this information?"…Then design to that.…For example, I have this little bar chart here,…and I know that none of you would make a chart…that's this dull or this small,…but what we're doing here is comparing two kinds of automotive headlights…where one is 300% brighter than the other.…
And there are a couple of problems with this chart.…Other than it's just dull, one of which…is that we're illustrating length rather than light.…Two is that the colors are meaningless.…So instead of that, think: "How would my viewer experience this?"…And picture it this way, and now I get it.…You know, on a dark and stormy night,…I'm at the end of the road, and it's obvious…
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