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Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization, Week 4

So, I’m behind schedule. As I have practically been all along. We’re actually in Week 5 of Knight Center’s phenomenal “Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization” hosted by the equally phenomenal Alberto Cairo. The task this week was to take a look at the unemployment rates in the US under President Obama. The task, more […]

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Data Visualization Goals in Historic Context

Robert Kosara of eagereyes (and Tableau) just published a great walk-through of the history of data visualizations. Or, rather, the main goals of different data visualization giants during the course of history. It really gives you a great understanding of why we are now torn between infographics and data visualizations (read: Robert Kosara’s [INFOGRAPHIC] vs. data visualization dichotomy, ie. […]

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Andrew Gelman on Pragmatism

“Yes, it can sometimes be possible for a graph to be both beautiful and informative, as in Minard’s famous Napoleon-in-Russia map, or more recently the Baby Name Wizard, which we featured in our article. But such synergy is not always possible, and we believe that an approach to data graphics that focuses on celebrating such […]