Analysis of data visualizations in daily newspapers in terms of graphic design

Dur B. I. U.

World Conference on Design, Arts and Education (DAE), Antalya, Türkiye, 1 - 04 Mayıs 2012, cilt.51, ss.278-283 identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 51
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.08.159
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Antalya
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.278-283


Data visualization is the studies that visually present abstracted information in certain schematic forms, which also include their own attributes and variables. Basic aim of the data visualization is to convey the information with graphical methods in a more clear and effective way. As presenting the data graphically, data visualization also provides a new and different point of view about incidents and correlations of the incidents. Human mind can perceive visual information transfer in a short period, much more effective and permanent way in comparison to written or verbal information transfer. Data visualization, frequently used in daily newspapers, informs much better in long and complicated articles, which are accumulated with ratios, numbers and miscellaneous data. Recently adding with data visualization units in their structure, world leading newspapers are aiming to make complicated and boring data more understandable, memorable and remarkable with an effective visualization. (C) 2012 Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Ayse Cakir Ilhan.