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. […]