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(T)heir most remarkable discovery is that the most successful papers tend to have more figures. By plotting the number of diagrams in a paper against its impact, the team concludes that high impact ideas tend to be conveyed visually.
Lee and co say there are two possible explanations for this: “That visual information improves the clarity of the paper, leading to more citations, and higher impact, or that high impact papers naturally tend to include new, complex ideas that require visual explanation.”
On average, presenters will normally have 3-5 pages of content on their e-posters.
Just looked at a draft of a poster, there was text in size 2 point…
(Microsoft researcher Kevin Larson’s) team also recently launched a new font that was designed for the best possible readability. Called Sitka, it went through a multistep, iterative design-test process. Each letter was changed and adjusted to maximize ease of reading – as opposed to most other fonts, which are made to mimic typefaces that existed in print media. “Times New Roman was designed to work very well with the technology of the era,” Laston explained. (I asked him if he has, then, created the most legible font in history. He said he “wouldn’t go that far.”)
(P)oking holes in Edward Tufte’s work in particular now qualifies as a competitive sport.
It is important to realize that what is often claimed by infovis researchers is just plain wrong, due to bad science. I wholeheartedly agree... that we should not accept any data visualization principles or practices as gospel without confirming them empirically. However, we should not throw them out in the meantime if they make sense and work, and we certainly shouldn’t reject them based on flawed research.
$150 fee to present a Dynamic Poster
#SFN16? pass. - Drugmonkey
80% of those are just people who wanted to give a talk. Rarely actually need video. - Dr. Becca
Wish I had something that made it as easy to make diagrams as PowerPoint but still publication quality like Illustrator.
“Typography is frozen sound.”—Ran Zheng
1) Say your ABT, 2) Ask what person studies, 3) Find bridge between the two (from Samantha Roy)