Data visualization – the often overlooked basics

Episode 1

Why is visualization so important?
How do you determine the goal of visualization?
What is the big difference between explanatory visualization and exploratory visualization?

In today’s episode, I review the different things you need to consider in creating an effective data visualization when presenting, which is the following:

  • Who is the audience?
    • Level of understanding
    • KOL
    • Researcher
    • Statisticians
  • What is the medium?
    • Presentation
    • Email
    • Paper
  • How much time do you have?
  • Who is the presenter? Is there one at all?
  • Understand how your visualization is used downstream

Storytelling with data – cole nussbaumer knaflic
Tamara Munzners book Visualization, Analysis and Design
Big book of dashboards
Makeover Monday
D3 gallery on github
Special interest group VIS
Data visualization society

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