The newspaper has been getting serious about the graphs its produces. This article covers some of the changes the newsroom made: different tools (D3!), more mobile, graphics made for social media, and a monthly column on charts.
Chances are, you probably think your mind works pretty well. But you’d be wrong. Our brains fool us all the time. And we typically have no idea that it’s happening. How graphics, including charts, interactives and other visual tools, can help show us our mind’s shortcomings.
According to Jake Porway, founder and executive director of Datakind, the best data visualisations inspire exploration. Infographicmakers should use their work to mobilize others; using data as a way to ask deep questions about our world and its future. “I think we can also all go out and start thinking about how data can truly be used to its fullest advantage.”
In this interactive data visualisation designer Maximilian Kiener explains why the older you get, the more time seems to fly.
“In Data Vis, we should see aesthetics as a tool to increase understanding. In Data Art, we can see aesthetics as the purpose.”