Tag Archives: dataviz

50 categoric colors, inspired by telephone wires

Using colors to represent different categories of data is challenging to scale past ten unique colors. Many authors and researchers recommend against it. Colobrewer2 doesn’t go┬ápast 12 unique colors. D3.js offers three variants of color scales with 20 unique colors. … Continue reading

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Papers, Rejections and Critiques

There have been a few recent blog posts after VisWeek about paper rejections such as Niklas’ Elmqvist’s Dealing with Rejection and Robert Kosara’s related Dealing with Paper Rejections. Rejections are certainly a painful part of the academic review process I’ve … Continue reading

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Microtext Line Charts

Sometimes a line chart needs to display a lot of lines. Instead of splitting into a grid of charts, consider replacing the lines with text. Continue reading

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