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Additional Resources

Summary:

This resource covers best practices for visualizing data, including considerations such as information type, color, and format. Additionally, it includes a PowerPoint presentation, the handout for an acitivity, and links and references to aditional resources.

Contributors: Liz Lane
Last Edited: 2016-11-16 02:33:11

Resources for Checking Color/Contrast Usage & Visual Effectiveness

Paleton: Color wheel that shows you different shades and hues of colors that will transition well to greyscale.

Adobe Color: Another color wheel option that includes RGB and HEX color codes.

Vischeck: Simulates color blind vision and includes an image checker to help you make colored images more accessible to color blind readers.

Works Consulted & Additional Reading

Elkins, James. How to Use Your Eyes. Routledge, 2000.

Johnson-Sheehan, Richard. "Using Graphics." Writing Proposals. Pearson/Longman, 2008, pp. 203-19.

Kostelnick, C. "The Visual Rhetoric of Data Displays: The Conundrum of Clarity." Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on, vol.50, no.4, 2007, pp.280-294.

Tufte, Edward R. Envisioning Information. Graphics, 2006.

Resources for Checking Color/Contrast Usage and Visual Effectiveness

 

·         Paleton: Color wheel that shows you different shades and hues of colors that will transition well to greyscale. http://paletton.com/

·         Adobe Color: Another color wheel option that includes RGB and HEX color codes. www.color.adobe.com

·         Vischeck: Simulates color blind vision and includes an image checker to help you make colored images more accessible to color blind readers. http://www.vischeck.com/

 

Additional Reading:

      Elkins, James. How to Use Your Eyes. New York: Routledge, 2000. Print.

      Johnson-Sheehan, Richard. "Using Graphics." Writing Proposals. New York: Pearson/Longman, 2008. 203-19. Print.

      Kostelnick, C., "The Visual Rhetoric of Data Displays: The Conundrum of Clarity," in Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on , vol.50, no.4, pp.280-294, Dec. 2007

Tufte, Edward R. Envisioning Information. Cheshire, Conn: Graphics, 2006. Print.

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