Chart Junk is a hotly disputed topic in the data visualization community. But there are some instances where it undoubtedly adds to the experience. Sometimes a raw depiction of data is not the most meaningful way to communicate.
MovieSound creates some of the most excellent chart junk around.
Instead of a dull chart showing audio volume over time, the chart junk adds meaning and context. It calls back a memory of that sound, and even the feelings you had while you watched that part of the movie.
You see, chart junk isn’t always evil.