Micro/Macro design

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Micro-macro reading is a method for presenting large quantities of data at high densities in a way that a broad overview of the data is given and yet immense amount of detail is provided (Ruddle et al., 2002). It encodes information at different levels of detail, such as the same image can be used to detect fine-grained level on information encoded (micro processing) as well as large-grained level of information (macro processing). An example of micro-macro reading is depicted in figure. Here the picture allow the detection of patterns and clusters (macro) and counties' pecentage of death (micro).