Nick Desbarats

How To Not Accidentally Create Data Visualizations That Lie

Presentation - Data Storytellers 2017

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In this engaging talk, veteran Data Visualization Educator and Consultant Nick Desbarats of Perceptual Edge uses graphs from Data Visualization software vendors and major media outlets to illustrate how surprisingly easy it is to create visualizations that unintentionally misrepresent the data that underlies them. While a short talk can’t equip attendees with all of the skills necessary to avoid creating misleading graphs, they will come away with a vivid appreciation for the importance of acquiring a basic knowledge of data visualization common mistakes and best practices before creating visualizations that will support important decisions.





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