Monday, May 5, 2008

Intermission - Charts Tell Stories

"There is a need to communicate"...

Of the various aims I have for the Visual Gadgets blogged uncourse experiment:

1) to introduce you to various ways of visualising data;
2) to consider how the visualisations "work" in a perceptual way;
3) to demonstrate how to choose what visualisations to use in any particular case; and
4) to show you how to use various tools to create those visulisations

the most important thing to remember is that charts and data are just tools for storytelling...

Watch this, and you'll hopefully see what I mean:

We'll return to Hans Rosling and the Trendalyser animations later, but now, back to the basics - and an introduction to pie charts...

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