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Apr
23
revised Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
Image failing to load from http://otake.com.mx/Foros/Graphs1.png so swapping it to SE's image store
Apr
23
suggested approved edit on Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
Apr
22
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Apr
22
accepted Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
Apr
22
comment Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
David - that's my edit! Rafael's original post said "if you are using a side, the area would be 4 times the value". If you know a better way to clarify that please do.
Apr
22
reviewed No Action Needed Creating infinite zooming images
Apr
22
comment What's the name of this kind of typography combining multiple words into a shape?
Glad you mentioned 'tag cloud'. The Wikipedia article on tag clouds has a good overview of the history of these graphics.
Apr
22
reviewed No Action Needed What's the name of this kind of typography combining multiple words into a shape?
Apr
22
reviewed Reviewed What are some problems faced by graphic design students?
Apr
22
revised Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
Clarifying "4" by mentioning the side length (I think, but am not sure, that this was the original posters intent) and correcting a few spelling mistakes
Apr
22
comment Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
The 'proportional to the amount of color on the page' is a very useful rule-of-thumb (at least in 2D); thanks for that I will be using it. The design I'm moving to is based on circles, I think you are right there
Apr
22
suggested approved edit on Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
Apr
21
comment Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
Can you give examples where the specifics or what we want the readers to read from the visualization would lead us to choose to make the length of the side of a square proportional to the datum instead of the area of the square?
Apr
21
comment Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
+1 Very nifty graphic - thanks for that
Apr
21
comment Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
Suppose the datum is 81. The if we use area the sides have length 9 giving an area of 81. If we do sides then they are of length 81 and the area is 6,561. 81 is not 4 times 9 and 6,561 is not 4 times 81. Where do you get 4 from?
Apr
21
revised Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
Clarifying title after Randy's comment
Apr
21
comment Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
4 times? Isn't it the difference between linear and squared?
Apr
21
comment Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
Not yet. Is it broad? I was hoping that the answer was definite (I'm assuming it's "area") but that folk here would have more graphic design and perceptual psychology knowledge to back that up.
Apr
21
asked Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
Apr
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