Sound Bite Posters: Excellent Chart Junk

by Drew Skau 1 year ago Filed Under: Design

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.

 
Drew Skau is Visualization Architect at Visual.ly and a PhD Computer Science Visualization student at UNCC with an undergraduate degree in Architecture. You can follow him on twitter @SeeingStructure