Are Pixel Graphs Are Better at Representing Information than Pie Graphs?

  • Jolie Bell
  • Jim Davies
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-14600-8_31

Volume 6170 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Bell J., Davies J. (2010) Are Pixel Graphs Are Better at Representing Information than Pie Graphs?. In: Goel A.K., Jamnik M., Narayanan N.H. (eds) Diagrammatic Representation and Inference. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6170. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

This study investigates whether pixel graphs more accurately represent percentage based data than pie graphs or bar graphs. Participants were asked to answer 24 questions each pertaining to a different graphical stimulus. Results suggest that pixel graphs are significantly better at representing large quantities of percentage based data than pie graphs.

Keywords

Information Representation Graph Data 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jolie Bell
    • 1
  • Jim Davies
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Cognitive ScienceCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada