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Small Multiples
Exploring Spatial Content

Small Multiples

What Problem Does This Solve? Comparing changes, patterns or differences in data is difficult to impossible with interactive controls on a single map view. Why Use This Pattern? Small Multiples is sometimes also called trellis maps or tile maps. It is a series of similar maps using the same size and scale, allowing them to […]

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Data Ink Ratio
General UX

Data-Ink Ratio

What Problem Does This Solve? Improve the efficiency of communicating information by increasing the amount of relevant data. Why Use This Pattern? In a time when big data is omni-present, it becomes more and more important to edit and curate the data and its visualization. The American statistician Edward Tufte uses the term “Data-Ink Ratio” […]

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