From Edward Tuftein’s book Beautiful Evidence about Sparklines: simple one line graphics that communicate data patterns.

These little data lines, because of their active quality over time, can be called sparklines: small high-resolution graphics embedded in a context of words, numbers, images. Sparklines are data-intense, design-simple, word-sized graphics.

Read the comments on Peter Merhol’s blog which discuss the merits for their use in Digital Dashboards and CMS like Movable Type.

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