Clutter-Free: One of the 3 Cs for Better Charts

Summary: Cut out the chartjunk; eliminate elements that distract from your data visualization.

This article is the second in a three-part series.

Edward Tufte, the Data-Ink Ratio, and Chartjunk

Edward Tufte is a visualization pioneer who advocates for a minimalist-design aesthetic when it comes to presenting quantitative data.

“Data graphics should draw the viewer’s attention to the sense and substance of the data, not to something else. […]

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