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===Reading List===
*Envisioning Data
**Chapter 2: Micro/Macro
**Chapter 3: Layering and Separation
**Chapter 5: Color and Information
**Large view, e.g. country map, cityscape
**Lots of details, e.g. provincial statistics, windows on a building
**However don't show too much, which details do you show? Which ones are appropriate to leave out? (pg 51 first blockquote)
*Material must be organized appropriately. Examples include:
**Organization of names on Vietnam War Memorial (pg 43)
**Table of Hospital costs (pg 57)
*When organizing and laying out information, there can be an aesthetic preference:
**Simplicity || Complexity?
**High Density || Thin Date?
**Number/Table based || Graphic/Map based
==Layering and Separation==
**Reduce noise, enrich the content of the displays
**Combine various elements of 'flatland' and make them interact "1 + 1 = 3 <em>or more</em>"
**Visual attraction of negative space (pg 60)
**Background and foreground elements (pg 65 blockquote)
==Color and Information==
**The trained eye can distinguish 1,000,000 colors, 20,000 otherwise. How can you use this to create distinguishable elements and enrich a visualization?
*Use of color to
**Label, color as a noun, color coding data sets. (pg 82)
**Measure, color as a quantity, color coding elevation on a map. (pg 82)
**Decorative, color as beauty, make it pleasurable to the eye. (pg 82)
**Clarity, color as distinction, as in slightly different hues of the same color to distinguish points. Also to clean up where black and white/grayscale fails, where 1+1=3 clutter. (pg 89)

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