Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity.
Henry David Thoreau
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Seek simplicity and distrust it.
Alfred North Whitehead

Perceptual Edge

We are overwhelmed by information, not because there is too much, but because we haven't learned how to tame it. Information lies stagnant in rapidly expanding pools as our ability to collect and warehouse it increases, but our ability to make sense of and communicate it remains inert, largely without notice.

Computers speed the process of information handling, but they don't tell us what the information means or how to communicate its meaning to decision makers. These skills are not intuitive; they rely largely on analysis and presentation skills that must be learned.

Perceptual Edge is an archive of the work of Stephen Few from 2003 through 2017 to help people make sense of and communicate data more effectively by representing it visually.