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:
Reading Nathan Yau’s book Data Points – Visualization that Means Something
p. 211-242 Annotation
- Use annotations to make statistical trends in charts clear – esp since a lot of lay audiences won’t understand something like a scatterplot or histogram offhand p. 232
- Do the math and call out trends and important info with annotations combined with highlighting and color hue p. 236-237
- If using new visual encodings, prime your audience because they may not be able to understand data offhand p. 242