How to Design a Map: Five Map Design Principles
1. Figure-ground: key
principle. Flat maps have depth!
2. Data richness
3. Visual hierarchy
4. Hypothesis generation
5. Map balance
Strategies for effectively
presenting graphic information:
- Quantitative thinking comes
down to one question: Compared to what?
- show cause and effect
- Don't break up evidence by
accidents of means of production. Integrate text and graphics.
- The world is multivariate,
so the display should be high-dimensional:
- The presentation stands and
falls on the quality, relevance, and integrity of the content