Throughout the term we will be critiquing visualizations we find on the web as well as our own visualizations. By doing critique we help to refine our sensibility for design and build a library of effective (and ineffective) design patterns to use in our own work. In class today we'll start things off by critiquing visualizations together and then in smaller groups.
Design critique can take any number of forms. Some outline pros and cons, or identify particular visual elements and break them down. Others start with the data and discuss the construction of the visualization from the ground up.
Here are some questions to help guide your critique: