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Static visualizations do not exist



Published on | Prototyping: From UX to Front End — Medium Dominikus Baur What we think about as static — visualizations or any other medium — does not, and even: cannot exist. Reading and understanding turns everything interactive. Let’s take a simple example to make my point, one “static” visualization that is almost cliché: Napoleon’s march by Minard. This graphic has been thrown around so many times since Tufte brought it up in his landmark book that you’d be hard-pressed to find a visualization course that doesn’t mention it. Let’s look at it — once more: Charles Joseph Minard: