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

  • Jolie Bell
  • Jim Davies
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6170)

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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Authors and Affiliations

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

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