TypeCon 2015 is underway. The presentation Using Type to Add Data to Data Visualizations was well received. Thank you for all the positive feedback and encouragement. This is the first time an example using x-height as a parametric attribute has been shown and the feedback was highly positive – until now it has been purely speculation on my part that intrinsic type-specific attributes, such as x-height, could work for encoding data. Here’s the table of type attributes and their encodings as presented:
Below is the paper that corresponds to the presentation, including all the examples discussed and citations for various references:
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