Book review of ‘How Charts Lie’ by Alberto Cairo and why all leaders & analysts should read it. Improve your graphicacy. Protect yourself from being lied to
Guest blogger, Ryan Den Rooijen shares on the role of Data Artists or Data Visualisation Analysts. Why they are needed and you don’t need to focus on tools.
This time of year we have another opportunity to celebrate excellence in data visualisation, at the IIB 2018 awards. The Information Is Beautiful (IIB) awards have been running since 2012. Originally created by Data Viz pioneer & artist David McCandless. His excellent Information is Beautiful blog works well with sponsor Kantar Media. Together they have done a good job of highlighting some of the best data visualisers of 21st century.
As data visualisation is a favourite theme on this blog, we’ve already covered the 2015 & 2016 “Information is Beautiful” (IIB) awards. Kantar’s leading, international, annual Data Viz Award. Now Kantar’s 2017 results are out, we return; to share great examples of data visualisation from this year’s finalists. It seems each year the standard just gets higher & variations get more creative. This is partly reflected in the change of categories.. Read More
During our month with more focus on Data Visualisation, we should not overlook data visualisation books. I hope our previous posts, focussing on Data Viz blogs and twitter experts have helped your personal development. But, even in this digital age, we should not overlook the power of books. Whether you invest in hard copy or digital versions, the longer form of books often gives opportunity to better structure information for.. Read More
As promised in an earlier post, sharing recommended blogs, it’s time to move onto data visualisation tweets. In this post, I’m going to recommend some Data Visualisation experts to follow on Twitter, both because of their own content and the wider resources they curate and share. I hope you found the previously recommended blogs useful. If you are serious about improving your (or your team’s) data visualisation skills, I would.. Read More
One of the understandable concerns raised, when I train analysts, is how they can produce quick data visualisations. After we study the design principles and options to consider, it can seem that to do a quality job takes longer than they normally have. Many analysts complain that timescales are squeezed and corporate life increasingly frenetic, as leaders just want ‘good enough’ answers and want them now. However, experienced data visualisers.. Read More