Basic Graphs and Best Practices

# Basic Graphs and Best Practices - MIS 6380 Basic Graphs and...

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MIS 6380 Basic Graphs and Best Practices

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The Classics 2 Scatterplot: Two quantitative variable relationships Bar: Comparison/multiple comparison of qualitative and quantitative Line: Time/progression vs. measure Pie: Comparison/multiple comparison of qualitative and quantitative w/respect to 'whole' Histogram: Distribution
Bar Chart 0 100 3 glyphs : symbols meant to represent a numerical attribute of an entity, representing through the use of our building blocks of form, color, position, and motion Rule G6.22: When developing glyphs, used small, closed shapes to represent data entities, and use color, shape, and size of those shapes to represent attributes of those entities

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Bar Chart 0 100 4 Rule G5.16: When designing a set of glyphs to represent quantity, mapping to any of the following glyph attributes will be effective: size, lightness, saturation, vertical position Rule G5.11: To make symbols in a set maximally distinctive, use redundant coding wherever possible; for example, make symbols differ in both shape and color
Bar Chart 5 0 100 0 100 0 100 length area volume Rule G5.17: Ideally, use glyph length or height, or vertical position, to represent quantity. If the range of values is large,

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