Here we find ourselves face-to-face with the demands of achieving that ideal harmony of form and function that was outlined in Chapter 6, Data Representation. We need to achieve the elegance of a design that aesthetically suits our intent and the functional behavior required to fulfill the effective imparting of information. According to Kirk 2016, in order to dissect the importance of data representation, we are going to “look at it from both theoretical and pragmatic perspectives.”
Instructor’s discussion question:
Three storytelling techniques are discussed in the text (pages 161-209) in which data is presented and stories are being interpreted. What is the importance and the advantages of using these techniques? Provide an example of each technique.