Animated Data Visualization

March 8, 2013
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Animation for the sake of catching the viewer’s eye without adding information can quickly become an annoyance. However, when used correctly, animation can greatly improve the visualization by increasing the information density.

A great use of animation is adding the time dimension to an already busy chart. Before animation became available for data visualization, a typical method was to produce a series of charts, each showing data for a single time period.

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