Graph Design: The Data-ink Ratio and Expert Users

Kevin McGurgan, Elena Fedoroksaya, Tina Sutton, Andrew Herbert

Abstract

Graphical depictions of data are common but there is little empirical work that has examined how graph design principles are instantiated by graph makers. The data-ink ratio is one popular measure of graphical information content, where the “ink” related to data is divided by the total amount of “ink” in the graph. Expert interviews were conducted to examine graph use, creation, and opinions about the data-ink ratio concept. Interviewees had a variety of opinions and preferences with regard to graph design, many of which were dependent upon the specific circumstances of presentation. Most interviewees did not believe that high data-ink graph designs were superior. The results suggest that arguments regarding the data-ink ratio deal with the subjective issue of graph aesthetics.

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McGurgan K., Fedoroksaya E., Sutton T. and Herbert A. (2021). Graph Design: The Data-ink Ratio and Expert Users.In Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-488-6, pages 188-194. DOI: 10.5220/0010263801880194


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ivapp21,
author={Kevin McGurgan and Elena Fedoroksaya and Tina Sutton and Andrew Herbert},
title={Graph Design: The Data-ink Ratio and Expert Users},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP,},
year={2021},
pages={188-194},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010263801880194},
isbn={978-989-758-488-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP,
TI - Graph Design: The Data-ink Ratio and Expert Users
SN - 978-989-758-488-6
AU - McGurgan K.
AU - Fedoroksaya E.
AU - Sutton T.
AU - Herbert A.
PY - 2021
SP - 188
EP - 194
DO - 10.5220/0010263801880194