Design 4

Problem 1: Rainbow color map

Find a rainbow color map visualization on the web (see Reading 4 for reference). Please include a screenshot and link of the visualization. Briefly summarize its intended objective and audience. Does it fail to successfully convey information? If so, why? Is there a good reason for this specific visualization to use a rainbow color scheme?

Problem 2: Patterns and colors in maps

Patterns and colors are essential to maps. Compare a search for Harvard University on two interactive maps (e.g., Google Maps, Bing Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Apple Maps, map.harvard.edu). Answer the following questions, making references to concepts explained in Ware such as pattern recognition and properties of color. Please include screenshots of the examples you are comparing.

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