I’m doing some form of data visualization learning for 180 days because I need to #JFDI.
Reading and Learning Data Visualization Theoretically/Critically:
11-23 Intro and Why Visualize: From Information to Wisdom
- You’re only drowning in data if you don’t know how to swim – in reference to information overload and the importance of understanding data structures p 14
- Unstructured Information (meaning reality0 -> Data (encoded) -> Structured Information (eg. a communicator has turned it into a report or visual) – > Knowledge -> Wisdom p 17
- “The role of the information architect is to anticipate this process and generate order before people’s brains try to do it on their own.” p 17
- Remember that information visualization is a technology meant to help an audience complete tasks p. 23