Small Multiples

Small multiples

WHAT Comparing changes, patterns or differences in data is difficult to impossible with interactive controls on a single map view. WHY 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 be easily compared. Our brain is great […]

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Data Ink Ratio

Data-ink ratio

WHAT The data-ink ratio pattern relates to the amount of ink used to provide useful information. It compares the amount of data versus the amount of ink, or pixels, used in the display. A well-designed app should aim for a high ratio of relevant to irrelevant information, or a high ratio of data to ink. […]

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