Don Norman on Edward Tufte

On ACM SIGCHI WWW Human Factors: “Not enough controversy on this list, so here goes. Ready? Tufte understands packing the data in. He lacks an unders

On ACM SIGCHI WWW Human Factors: “Not enough controversy on this list, so here goes. Ready? Tufte understands packing the data in. He lacks an understanding of people. Sometimes chart junk (his term) helps in the understanding of a chart by providing mnemonic aid to the symbols. Sometimes it helps motivate the reader. For most casual users of charts and graphs, less is better. For the professional statistician, such as Tufte, denser is better. Tufte is often wrong about what constitutes good communication…”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
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