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September 16, 2004 12:16 AM

Broken: Survey information design

ectGregg Sporar writes:

Here's a screen shot from an online survey that ran at All of the questions have poorly done graphics - values out of proportion, etc. It's almost as if the designers of the graphics said: "Let's read everything Tufte has written about this and then do the exact opposite."


It's only broken if you want an accurate survey...

Posted by: Patrick at September 16, 2004 01:52 AM

It's only broken if you want people to understand the question.

Posted by: kk4i at September 16, 2004 12:12 PM

I don't thinks its broken, the question is pretty strait foreward and the grpahics are okay, nothing horrible or confusing.

Posted by: Vic Z at September 16, 2004 02:01 PM

That's bad enough that it's *got* to be intentional. The survey-writer wants a particular outcome.

Posted by: Daniel Drucker at September 16, 2004 06:07 PM

I'm wondering where they get the new land from. Mexico?

Posted by: Simon Trew at September 16, 2004 07:57 PM

I'm with Simon. Where does the new land come from?

Posted by: Brian at January 29, 2005 03:50 PM

err......... WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: real_saddam at March 13, 2005 01:03 PM

Well Simon and Brian - if you paid attention to the news you would know - we'll be getting it from Iraq - our TX president has been working on it for a couple years now - and if that don't work - off to Iran - or Korea - or,,,,,,,

Posted by: imnotright at May 2, 2005 11:27 PM

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