Category Archives: Legibility


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

Posted in Font Visualization, Legibility, Text Skimming, Text Visualization | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Data Visualization, Font Visualization, Legibility | Leave a comment