Day 49 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 “The Material World” Section p. 99-137

Three Takeways:

  • Using a mix of maps and drawn images as a mixed method seems to one of the most effective at creating compelling visuals in the compilation p 106
  • Using line thickenness combined with symbols to add dimension to anotherwise flat linear image (describing tornado strength) p108
  • Somber two tone color visuals are most effective at contrast and understanding (drone attacks info graphic) p. 136
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