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Node: Spatial mappings conflict

Descriptor ConflictingSpace
Argumentative standpoint Semiotics
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There are several interpretations of space that may conflict. For example, consider mapping amount of dept to the vertical axis of a line chart. While having high amounts up is intuitive, it conflicts with another interpretation, namely upper values are better.

Last updated 3 years ago (June 22, 2018) by Streeb, Dirk

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D. J. Muscatello et al. 2006 Communicating population health statistics through graphs: a randomised controlled trial of graph design interventions 0 0 1 4 0
B. Tversky 2011 Visualizing Thought 0 0 1 36 0
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Streeb, Dirk: D. J. Muscatello et al. [2006]: Communicating population health statistics through graphs: a randomised controlled trial of graph design interventions doi:10.1186/1741-7015-4-33 - 20.03.18 10:49 (-) Negative One or more sentences sec. Effects of interventions Changing the y axis of a graph so that the upward direction represented an increase rather than a decrease in the plotted quantity when judging the direction of a trend.
Streeb, Dirk: B. Tversky [2011]: Visualizing Thought doi:10.1111/j.1756-8765.2010.01113.x - 25.01.18 15:25 (-) Negative
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