Day 81 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:

Reading Nathan Yau’s book Visualize This

6–14 Intro

Three Takeways

  • “Think character development.  Every data point has a story behind it in the same way that every character in a book has a past, present, and future  There are interactions and relationships between those data points.  It’s up you to find them” p. 7
  • Always look for two things in data: patterns and relationships p. 8
  • Having a graphic in a legend is a good technique to provider broader context p. 14
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