Tip #35: Gestalt—Good continuation

When figures create a pattern, we more easily understand and interpret them. In the example below, you can see the same data proposed in two different orders. The order on the left creates no clear patter, so your brain struggles to conclude anything from it. Only after looking at it for a while can you figure out any kind of information. The righthand graph shows the same data, just organized to create a pattern, making it far easier to understand what you’re looking at.

Gestalt principle of Good continuation

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