Monday, June 22, 2009

Junk Viz Example


An article, "Home loan rates go down", from SiliconIndia, posted on Monday June 22 2009, has a small graphic on the left of the article. It is a good example of a junk visualization. It cannot even be called an example of a junk chart since there is no data at all. It only shows a pseudo-3D chart with small houses perched on top of each bar, and with a line arrow trending downwards, to ostensibly signify that something is going down. To make things worse, there is a reflection effect added.
Not good.