Day 48 of 180 Days of Data Viz Learning #jfdi

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

Reading and Learning Data Visualization Theoretically/Critically:

The Best American Infographics 2014 “Us” & “The Material World” Section p. 84-98

Three Takeways:

  • Combining a cultural symbol (in this case a poppy) and using it as a line element in a graph to show war deaths creates emphasis p. 87
  • Using a sunburst and shapes in the sunburst to talk about branching categories (in this case cheese) p. 91
  • Heat maps in shapes – keyboards with color hue encodings to describe music p. 97

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