Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Reaction: Effectively Communicating Numbers, Selecting the Best Means and Manner of Displa

This white paper was very interesting as we see and make graphs on daily basis .Most of the times we don't pay attention in selection of representation of graph.Author also confirms this in starting example.Author firstly provides information about graphs and business data such as types of relationships in quantitative data very clearly.Thereby author develops on the them and provides views on selection of the means (graph).

Authors example of month being interval scale was bit obscure for me because as per previous examples I found it closer to ordinal scale also.Authors steps in designing graph was the most usefull and most important part of papers.It was very well summarized.In the end I feel,I learnt a lot from this paper and can also apply this knowledge in real world.