Das Trifecta Checkup


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.