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Data Stories: Simplification and Abstraction

How to simplify data visualizations and accompanying text, and how to use abstraction to explore algorithms.


Simple Is Good

UX design

‎The Give Good UX blog shares examples of visualizations that are far too complex to read and straightforward guidelines for making your charts clear.


Words and Symbols

words in visuals

How much time do you spend considering the text labels or descriptions that accompany data visualizations? Christopher Walker of Polytrope explains how the right level of simplicity can help guide your audience through a complicated idea.


Abstract to Understand

ladder of abstraction

This in-depth interactive essay demonstrates one way to use visualizations to explore an algorithm at different levels of abstraction.


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