Points of view: Labels and callouts

Krzywinski, Martin
April 2013
Nature Methods;Apr2013, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p275
Academic Journal
The author discusses consistency and alignment strategies for visual separability application which are relevant for labels attached to the figure by a connecting line or callouts. The author says that complex figures rely on labels to define terms and acronyms and identify components. He suggests using a placement priority scheme to reposition labels when ambiguous placement is created. He adds that illustrations and schematics must be designed to incorporate callouts and labels.


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