Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Scales and proportions


This visualization is also similar to the video we saw in class today about Obama's stimulus bailout plan. Here the $700 billion is laid in perspective with other economic expenditures incurred by the U.S government since the last 40 years. It is shocking to see how much spending was made toward education and health affairs.

I like this visualization for its simplicity and ease of use. There is little cognitive load while trying to make sense of the data. Both data-graphs as well as figures are available to the viewer and especially the changing numbers are pre-attentively processed because they pop-out.

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