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How To Present Data: More Dispatches From the DataViz Disaster Zone – Tony Gray & Aurora Mendelsohn

26 Apr 2017
14:55 - 15:44
IC 200

How To Present Data: More Dispatches From the DataViz Disaster Zone – Tony Gray & Aurora Mendelsohn

Reflecting on lessons from data visualization failures. From data-ink to data-distraction, examples of charting illiteracy seem to be proliferating, either accidentally or nefariously. We will review a series of intentionally misleading visualizations and outright failures, offering suggestions for improvements, generalized lessons for effective visualization, and tools for data deceit detection. This talk builds on TKF 2016’s Data Visualization talk with new examples and new applications. Presented in collaboration with Aurora Mendelssohn, Senior Research Analyst, Student Aid, Planning & Budget Office.