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JOGJAfile says

Nice info, thanks :)

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Net-Labs says

I’m going to stick my neck out and say that the last few frames raped the info just for the sake of making things nice.

1. in a bar graph horizontal lines are very important because it assist users in assessing the grades of change between different elements, and taking it away devalues the info.

2. Removing the x and y axis does the same as above, it devalues the info. Not all bar graphs are about pizzas and chilli dogs.

3. Leaving 1 bar differently colored just to make it nice and not specifying whether its because it’s the average or highest or lowest or most popular reading is totally stupid.

4. Having colors and keys are equally as important data can get quite messy, and if there was 3 or 4 more items the whole redesign will fall flat on its face.

I think that graphs are about conveying data, and as soon as the design hurts the data it’s not useful anymore.

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pixelgrade says

Yep I am with Net-Labs on this one. It is going a little bit too far, but overall a very nice animated GIF :)

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SaijoGeorge Staff says

3. Leaving 1 bar differently colored just to make it nice and not specifying whether its because it’s the average or highest or lowest or most popular reading is totally stupid.

How dare you .. that bar is about Bacon, it should get special treatment. <JK>

I am with you on the horizontal lines ( point 1) and point 3

point 4 would depend a lot on the quantity of data that is represented, for something like this I think it makes sense

Personally I can live without x / y axis lines

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contrastblack Staff says

Actually, contrast is the new black :D

I have to say, I love the feel the last frame has, but then again, I can’t really argue in favour of aesthetics vs information. Borders removed? Sure! Shading? Great! Colour coded meaning, and intermediate lines displaying mid-levels? NOPE. :P

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Net-Labs says

How dare you .. that bar is about Bacon, it should get special treatment.

Ok, you caught me. I was phoned by Greenpeace’s “save a pig” division who said that someone is giving Bacon too much exposure on the forest.

What’s a man to do? I just had to jump in and do my part to save the planet.

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