Friday, April 24, 2009

Let's change the statistical graphics design of!

ZOOOMMM! Man, look at these bubbles. They are AWE SOME! I tell you, when I want to know how my tax dollars are being spent, I like to look at large, shaded, randomly colored and haphazardly placed circles that use two dimensions to represent one dimensional data, and which obscure the actual relationships between the data in question.

This sort of "chart" says one thing to me, "I hold your intelligence and analytical skills in contempt."

Since I don't think Obama intends to insult my reasoning skills, I think I'll redesign this for him and make it better. (of course, I'm just getting around to making the blog, so I think I'll do the redesign tonight/tomorrow).

Edward Tufte would be turning over in his grave if he were dead.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this piece of writing is fastidious, my sister is analyzing such things, thus I am going to let know her.

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