How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information
Cairo, Alberto. (2019). How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information.
Alberto Cairo gave the closing keynote address at the 2019 Great Lakes Business Intelligence & Big Data Summit hosted by WIT on March 7, 2019. In the past few decades, data visualization has become a mainstream language for exploration and communication. Researchers and professionals in multiple disciplines, from the sciences to journalism, have adopted it because of its power to make patterns and trends visible. However, do we really read charts well? Maybe not. This talk reveals the most common types of mistakes people make when seeing graphs, maps, and diagrams, and explains how to become a better chart reader.
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