When it’s better to subtract than add

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A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

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There was a master chart maker who followed that advice:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Tufte

He cited the Napoleanic war chart by CJ Minard where six variables were laid out in such a clear and concise matter showing what happened to Napolean's army during the campaign.

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It shows the number of Napoleon's troops; distance; temperature; latitude and longitude; direction of travel; and location relative to specific dates.
 

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