Day 148 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 Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization by Alberto Cairo

p 304-311 Quantitative Humanism

Three Takeaways

  • “Danger of putting together a user who doesn’t know what to ask of the data, and a presentation that responds to the wrong questions” p 309
  • “The form in which we filter the data is more important than the actual data” p 310
  • “When those three kinds of people, the statistician, the engineer, and the designer, work together, you get better results… You may need a translator in a situation like that” tho. p 312

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