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.