Category: Visualisation

How Information Graphics Reveal Your Brain’s Blind Spots

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. At Propublica, Lena Groeger explains how graphics, including charts, interactives and other visual tools, can help show us our mind’s shortcomings.

“We should start thinking how data can truly be used to its fullest advantage”

According to Jake Porway, founder and executive director of Datakind, the best data visualisations inspire exploration. Infographic makers 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.”