April 8th, 2013
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Design and typography do matter. It’s about hierarchy of information and how people perceive information. Done properly, that clean up work really matters. On the other hand, it’s easy to believe that it matters more than it does. If you make a fantastically interesting chart and some poor design decisions, the data will still come through. If you make a bad chart with a beautiful design, what have you done, really?
Amanda Cox, a graphics editor at the New York Times. Check out the full interview The Power of Visualization’s “Aha!” Moments on Harvard Business Review, which looks at the power of data visualizations, current trends and possibilities for the future. Via Flowing Data. 
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