Animated gif showing how less is more(i.imgur.com)

7 years ago from Henrique Alves, UX & prototyping

  • Justin EdmundJustin Edmund, 7 years ago

    There's a point somewhere in the middle where the information design on this is clear and concise. The end state is not by any means good information design, though. It isn't even better than the start state.

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    • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, 7 years ago

      My thoughts exactly. Also, this feels a bit like a set up — the initial design is as much “more” as it is “bad”. Winning an argument by stacking the cards feels like an empty win.

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    • Gavin JonesGavin Jones, 7 years ago

      The GIF essentially goes through the steps outlined by Edward Tufte in the book 'The visual display of quantitative information', which I highly recommend reading. Packed full of detailed visual examples, and compelling scientific narrative to back each of them.

      Taken out of context, the GIF makes an unfair example of some solid theories in information design, which is a shame..

      Jump into part two of the book for a runthrough of what the GIFs illustrating: http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/students/envs_5120/tufte_2001.pdf

      If you have the money to invest, the examples are a hell of allot better with colour: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0961392142

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      • Justin EdmundJustin Edmund, 7 years ago

        Fair point. I've always treated Tufte as a recommendation but not a requirement. Its up to the designer to use good judgment and decide how far to go with the stuff he says, because he goes really far out there sometimes.

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