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{{Definition|As [[Edward Tufte]] states, '''small multiples''' refer to the principle of using fractions of information representing aspects of a single phenomenon to illustrate differences or changes in it.}}
 
{{Definition|As [[Edward Tufte]] states, '''small multiples''' refer to the principle of using fractions of information representing aspects of a single phenomenon to illustrate differences or changes in it.}}
 
{{FloatingQuote|small multiples resemble the frames of a movie: a series of graphics, showing the same combination of variables, indexed by changes in an other variable.|http://www2.snm-hgkz.ch/~snm99/ueberwachung/FSinfoweb/tufte3c5.htm}}
 
  
 
They typically appear as sets of thumbnail sized graphics — using the same measures and scale — on a single page. They:
 
They typically appear as sets of thumbnail sized graphics — using the same measures and scale — on a single page. They:

Revision as of 11:13, 23 June 2005

As Edward Tufte states, small multiples refer to the principle of using fractions of information representing aspects of a single phenomenon to illustrate differences or changes in it.

They typically appear as sets of thumbnail sized graphics — using the same measures and scale — on a single page. They:

  • Depict comparison, enhance dimensionality, motion, and are good for multivariate displays
  • Invite comparison, contrasts, and show the scope of alternatives or range of options
  • Can represent motion through ghosting of multiple images
  • Are particularly useful in computers because they often permit the actual overlay of images, and rapid cycling.

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