The Junk Charts Trifecta Checkup is a general framework for data visualization criticism. It captures how I like to organize the thinking behind my critique pieces.
In putting this framework together, I aimed to make it simple to use and broadly applicable. The Trifecta Checkup involves only three investigations:
- What is the QUESTION?
- What does the DATA say?
- What does the VISUAL say?
Ideally, the results of all three investigations are one and the same.
Man kann es nicht oft genug wiederholen: Die Visualisierung muss die Nachricht unterstreichen und transportieren.