Monday, June 22, 2009

Junk Viz Example

An article, "Home loan rates go down", from SiliconIndia, posted on Monday June 22 2009, has a small graphic on the left of the article. It is a good example of a junk visualization. It cannot even be called an example of a junk chart since there is no data at all. It only shows a pseudo-3D chart with small houses perched on top of each bar, and with a line arrow trending downwards, to ostensibly signify that something is going down. To make things worse, there is a reflection effect added.
Is the chart conveying any additional information that is not in the article? No.
Is the chart conveying information included in the article in a better, more understandable manner? No.

Not good.

Cross posted to the Oracle BI Blog - Junk Viz Example

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