3.14 ToDG: Principles
- 5 principles produce substantial changes in graphical design. The principles apply to many graphics and yield a series of design options through cycles of graphical revision and editing. (Tufte 2001, 2:105)
- Above all else show the data.
- Maximize the data-ink ratio.
- Erase non-data-ink.
- Erase redundant data-ink.
- Revise and edit.
Tufte, Edward R. 2001. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. Vol. 2. Graphics press Cheshire, CT.