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Expert Color Choices for Presenting Data

 Maureen Stone
Description: Color used well can enhance and clarify a presentation. Color used poorly will obscure, muddle and confuse. While there is a strong aesthetic component to color, using color well in information display is essentially about function: what information you are trying to convey, and how (or whether) color can enhance it.
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Domain: Electronics
Category: Photo
Contributing Organization: StoneSoup Consulting
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Expert Color Choices for Presenting Data
Maureen Stone, StoneSoup Consulting
The problem of choosing colors for data visualization is expressed by this quote from
information visualization guru Edward Tufte:
“… avoiding catastrophe becomes the first principle in bringing color to
information: Above all, do no harm. “
(Envisioning Information, Edward Tufte, Graphics Press, 1990)
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