Kirk (2016) states that the topic of color can be a minefield.The judgement involved with selecting the right amount of color for a particular application can be daunting. With regards to visualizations, there are different levers that can be adjusted to create the desired effects (Kirk, 2016). The levers are associated with the HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) color cylinder.

Select and elaborate on one of the following:


Kirk, A. (2016). Data Visualisation: A Handbook for Data Driven Design. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Ltd.

Note: Use the attached textbook (chapter 9, Pages 323 – 359) for reference and content length should be 250 – 300 words.

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The hue color spectrum can be presented in a three-dimensional color system. Each of these dimensions has two arrays of colors known as the hue pages, which can be found in several visualization systems such as Munsell and digital angle H (Holtzschue, 2014). In the Munsell framework, hue pages are categorized based on value and chroma. However, the digital angle H groups the hue pages according to saturation and brightness. Hue color spectrum systems can be differentiated based on placing hues as opposites. It determines whether the hue will be perceived as primary or principal on the circular scale. This color component is viewed as an appearance parameter that can be represented by a single number. It creates a pure pigment similar to specific colors such as yellow, blue,

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