January 26, 2010

Chart Wars

Pay Attention: "A great, short talk by TargetPoint's VP and Director of Research, Alex Lundry, at DC Ignite. He addresses the issues of subjective messaging through visualization, the emergence of open data, some ideal data visualization tools, a set of quick lessons in graphic literacy, and a short list of recommended visualization books, all within the time span of 5 minutes."

Posted by Vanderleun at January 26, 2010 8:26 PM
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Gerard, we should also pay homage to Hans Rosling, whose 2006 talk at TED is one of the greatest illustrations of this:

Posted by: Al Johnson at January 26, 2010 9:45 PM

This whole concept has been taken to an incredible level at www.ted.com ... here is one eye opening presentation http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_reveals_new_insights_on_poverty.html
... but caution is still required. See the presentation on global warming as GIGO still applies here.


RileyD, nwJ

Posted by: Riley Driver at January 26, 2010 9:53 PM

Well, it's nice to finally have a reason explaining why I can remember every scene from my viewing of "Caligula" twenty years ago and yet can't remember the number of the cell phone I've been using for the last several months.

A reason that doesn't involve a need for counseling, that is.

Posted by: Cameron at January 26, 2010 10:58 PM

Edward Tufte. Read his books.

Posted by: Eric Blair at January 27, 2010 4:55 PM

Posted to soon. I see he recommended Tufte. Good.

Posted by: Eric Blair at January 27, 2010 5:03 PM