Visualizing Data and Information
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Jason Pasinetti and Holly Nielsen shared the data visualization principles and techniques they learned in a course taught by Edward Tufte, a professor emeritus at Yale University who teaches and promotes the design of data and information displays, which aid analytical thinking and decision-making based on evidence. Tufte has been referred to as, “the da Vinci of Data” by The New York Times.
The presentation addressed the use of space and time, the elimination of visual clutter (chartjunk), the use of small multiples, graphical integrity and sparklines.
Participant interest was high and there is much demand for additional discussions around this topic. People are often looking for new ways and tools to present information. Jason offered several tool ideas:
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