Starting Issue

The font itself is a essential element of the most information visualizations. The lettering thus gets a big organizational, practical, technical and also aesthetic meaning. Alongside organizational and editorial aspects of the quantity and density of labeling, there are important but often

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Summary of research progress

After a little more than two months of continual research regarding our big issue, proclaimed in our very first post - in short: how does typography in every conceivable fashion correlate with visualization, we are now able to do a concentration on our research

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Taxonomy of Data Typography

In order to identify, categorise and improve the combination of typography and visualisation we propose the following taxonomy. We support the idea of three different assignment typography can take in visualisations. The first and most used form is the use of text for labeling,

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Rethinking Word Clouds

Positioning of objects on the x & y axis are the most effective visual elements of a graphic (Bertin, J., 1983). How can we use this insight to rethink word clouds? Bertin, J., 1983. Semiology of graphics. In The Scope of

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Text with graphical complements

While the most common form of text presentation is still bound to eligible typography custodies, every so often people like to »play around« with text. Wether by breaking type setting »rules« or expanding the standard repertoire they impose a new

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Radial Tree Improvements

In this example we have taken a basic tree visualization from the official D3 website, a Javascript-Library for web-visualizations, and asked us how we can improve this given instance in the case of typography. Node Tree from D3js.org Ensuing you

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Typographic Hierarchy in Tree Maps

Beside the direct usage of hierarchic methods in typography, as described in our introduction post, we also want to consider about the seemingly conceptional counterdraft – how we can improve hierarchical visualizations with typography. Hierarchies therefore are often represented as tree. There

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Creating Typographic Hierarchy

Typography can display hierarchy in various ways. In Typography they are used to display relationships between text elements. We examine these presentation in the context of data visualization and how they can used. One could argue how these typographic style

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Overlapping of Text

Often datapoints within a graphic overlap. What kind of options do we have to get around this problem when placing type?   One solution comes from Mike Bostock. He calls them Voroni Labels.

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