Minard’s Napoleon Graph

Friday, May 1st, 2009 0 comments

minards-napoleonHow best to visualise complex information? Minard’s graph of Napoleon’s march into Russia is one of the most famous ever to have been produced. Some say it’s a masterstroke, others say it’s a mess.

Here, we consider how PowerPoint, animation, and appropriate visuals allow information to be presented effectively. Tufte – eat your heart out?

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