FORENSIC DESIGN ASSESSMENTS
Select any example of a visualization (charts/graphs) or infographic, maybe your own work or that of others. The task is to undertake a deep, detailed ‘forensic’ like assessment of the color choices.
For this task, take a close look at the color choices:
- Start by identifying all the applications of color deployed, listing them under the headers of 1) data legibility, 2) editorial salience, and 3) functional harmony.
- How suitable are the choices and deployment of these colors? If they are not, what do you think they should have been?
- Go through the set of ‘Influencing factors’ from the latter section of the book’s chapter to help shape your assessment and to possibly inform how you might tackle this design layer differently
- Also, considering the range of potential applications of color, what would you do differently or additionally?