Pie not?

I always wondered why people like piecharts so much, although they are a very inefficient way to visualize information…  I just found the answer in the article “The pie chart: Why data visualization’s greatest villain will never die” on Quarz.

According to the article by Dan Kopf, “people are more attracted to objects with curves. This may be because evolution led people to associate sharp angles with danger, while curves are a sign of health and life.”


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