EppsNet Archive: Infographics

FlowingData: How You Will Die

Posted by on 19 Jan 2016

Infographic of Soccer Players, Fish and Gunshot Victims

26 Jun 2014 /

Infographic idea: A multivariate analysis of who spends more time flopping around: soccer players, fish on a boat deck or people who’ve just been shot.

Tips for Effective Visualizations

24 Sep 2012 /

I’m taking a Social Network Analysis class on Coursera . . .

The first week’s lecture included advice from Edward Tufte on visualization and graphic design. I thought I’d already posted this a couple of years ago after attending a Tufte course, but after further review, I see that I haven’t, so here it is.


The success of a visualization is based on deep knowledge and care about the substance, and the quality, relevance, and integrity of the content.

Tufte: Five Principles in the Theory of Graphic Design

  • Above all else show the data.
  • Maximize the data-ink ratio, within reason.
  • Erase non-data ink, within reason.
  • Erase redundant data-ink.
  • Revise and edit.