Is “chart junk” useful? An extended examination of visual embellishment

  title={Is “chart junk” useful? An extended examination of visual embellishment},
  author={Huiyang Li and Nadine Marie Moacdieh},
  journal={Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting},
  pages={1516 - 1520}
  • Huiyang Li, N. Moacdieh
  • Published 1 September 2014
  • Business
  • Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting
Although many well-cited theories or guidelines for visualization design advocate ‘minimalism’, designers tend to include a wide variety of visual embellishments in their charts. Researchers have examined the effects of visual embellishment on comprehension and memorability of charts under specific conditions, such as charts with a small number of data points that were viewed with no time limit (Bateman et al., 2010). This paper extends previous studies and investigates the effects of visual… 

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