The Art of Cheating When Drawing a Graph (Extended Abstract)

Wattenberg, Martin (2010) The Art of Cheating When Drawing a Graph (Extended Abstract). In: Graph Drawing 17th International Symposium, GD 2009, September 22-25, 2009 , p. 2(Official URL:

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The prime directive of graph drawing is to depict a network faithfully and accurately. But sometimes it’s better to cheat. I will discuss a series of examples - both my own work and that of others - that involve discarding information, distorting the data, encouraging visual clutter, or even adding random noise. The benefits of breaking the rules can range from the scientific to the artistic.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: 10.1007/978-3-642-11805-0_2
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