Day 27 of 180 Days of Data Viz Learning #jfdi

I’m doing some form of data visualization learning for 180 days straight because I need to #JFDI.  See post explaining how and why I’m doing this.

The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics: The Dos and Don’ts of Presenting Data, Facts, and Figures 

Three Takeaways Chapter 1

  1. Effective Chart Process
    1. Research
    2. Edit
    3. Plot
    4. Review
  2. “When you supply the reference point, you control the message” p 24
  3. “Data quantity does not equal data richness.  Plotting a lot of data points is not necessarily better.  A series of data points is meaningful and significant if it indicates a change from the baseline pattern” p. 29
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