Data Chats Podcast
Data Chats Podcast
Aug 19, 2022
Data Visualization and How to Stop Your Charts From Lying
Play • 43 min
“The first piece of advice I give people in the book is when you see a chart, don't assume that it's a picture that you can simply look at and quickly understand” - Alberto Cairo In this episode of Data Chats, Chris Richardson interviews Alberto Cairo author of How Charts Lie, about why charts intentionally or not can mislead people, and how companies can create smarter visualization choices.   They discuss:
  • Why there is never neutral choices in data visualization
  • Ethical considerations in visualization techniques
  • How to assess whether or not mean, median or mode is appropriate
  • Finding a balance between simplicity and complexity in visualization practices
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