Beauty is a quality that is attractive to the eye and gives pleasure to the senses. It may be a physical feature or a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form that are pleasing to the aesthetic senses.
The question of what is beautiful evokes many different opinions. Some believe that beauty is a subjective experience that depends on the individual’s attitude, while others think that it is more objective.
According to philosopher David Hume (1711-1776), beauty is a “private and personnel” experience that is “essentially an emotion, not a concept, in which the feelings and the basic ideas are the same”. In other words, we all have our own definition of beauty and it is something that can be experienced only by us.
Kant was also influenced by Hume and the subjectivist approach, but he argued that there is a difference between the subjective and the objective. He defended the idea of objective beauty as a means to express our appreciation for a piece of art, a work of music, or an event.
In other words, we can use beauty as a way of expressing our own attitudes towards the world. If we appreciate a particular piece of art or a piece of music, we are essentially saying that we like it because it is beautiful and therefore we can use it to connect with other people who are also expressing their own preferences.
We can also use the word as a way of describing what we are attempting to achieve with our visualizations, as well as a means to communicate meaning. In this regard, a beautiful visualization is one that embraces the structure of its source data in a manner that explicitly reveals properties and relationships inherent to that data.
It is often said that it takes a lot of practice and patience to produce a beautiful visualization, as it requires learning how to best present your information in a visually appealing manner. However, there are some simple and effective methods that can help you create beautiful visualizations.
First, you need to learn how to properly organize your data. This includes displaying only relevant data, removing clutter, and making sure that you don’t include any non-topic content that will confuse or detract from the message you are trying to convey.
Second, you need to be able to effectively display your data in a format that can be read quickly and easily by a large audience. This is done by employing well-defined formats that have well-defined rational conventions of use. These formats can be line graphs, bar graphs, pie graphs, and more.
Finally, you need to be able to effectively use color, lines, and typography to create your visualization. This is especially important for those that are presenting complex, multi-dimensional data that may require some interpretation.
It is very difficult to make a beautiful visualization without the proper graphical construction, which includes axes and layout, shape, colors, and lines. Using these elements correctly can greatly increase the odds that your visualization will be successful at communicating meaning, revealing relationships, and highlighting conclusions.