Category Archives: Legibility

Readability

Readability and what it means for data visualization Type can be legible, but still unreadable. Consider this image: Beautiful Helvetica, mirrored and rotated 180 degrees. Two highly common words from the English language. Letters are perfectly legible and even turn … Continue reading

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Font Legibility and Data Visualization

Illegible type doesn’t communicate. It is a firstĀ order failure: when type can’t be deciphered the message cannot be delivered. Legibility, Type and Glyphs Traditionally, data visualization encodes with size or color or brightness. Legibility isn’t really a concern with these … Continue reading

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