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May 17, 2007

News & Opinion: On Depicting Data.

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 8:59 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

From powerpoints to pie charts or bar graphs, depicting data doesn't always come easy. It often has to be boiled down to the main points. Take the NYC subway map, for example; Eddie Jabbour is attempting to redesin it to be more user friendly. If you asked a certain Tufte, he'd suggest the London Tube map as a good reference point and the Mr Beck's Underground Map book for more on the philosophy behind the map's design. I'm going to see if I can find the book and will let you know what happens. I imagine it'd be a reference for business design, too. Has anyone ever seen it?

About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.