We tend to think of objects that are physically close together as belonging to part of a group. The proximity principle is demonstrated in Figure 3.1: you naturally see the dots as three distinct groups because of their relative proximity to each other.
- Chapter 3 clutter is your enemy!
- from Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
- Released: November 2015
Proximity - things close together are naturally a group
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