“99 percent of all statistics only tell 49 percent of the story.”
On Date visualization, The purpose of visualization is insight, not pictures.
Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice.
Visualizations act as a campfire around which we gather to tell stories.
Andraka, J. (2013). A promising test for pancreatic cancer…from a teenager. https://www.ted.com/talks/jack_andraka_a_promising_test_for_pancreatic_cancer_from_a_teenager?language=en
- “This makes it 168 times faster, over 26,000 times less expensive, and over 400 times more sensitive than our current standard for pancreatic cancer detection.”
Rosling, H. (2007). Debunking third world myths with the best stats you’ve ever seen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUwS1uAdUcI
Data storytelling. Five Tips to Improve your charts and graphs. Visme. https://youtu.be/4pymfPHQ6SA
McCandels, D. The beauty of data visualization. https://www.ted.com/talks/david_mccandless_the_beauty_of_data_visualization?langua ge=en
Chalabi, M. (2017). Three ways to spot a bad statistic. https://www.ted.com/talks/mona_chalabi_3_ways_to_spot_a_bad_statistic
Look up one of these websites of statistics. Come up with creative ways to help people understand large numbers.
- The Deadliest Events in History, Ranked by Death Per Day. https://io9.gizmodo.com/estimated-deaths-within-estimated-lengths-of-time-1441118361
- Cases of COVID worldwide. Google News. https://news.google.com/covid19/map?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Datsa from the CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/default.htm