5 misconceptions about visualization

From the post:

Last month, I had the pleasure of spending a week at the Census Bureau as a “visiting scholar.” They’re looking to boost their visualization efforts across all departments, and I put in my two cents on how to go about doing it. For being a place where there is so much data, the visual side of things is still in the early stages, generally speaking.

During all the meetings, there were recurring themes about what visualization is and what it is used for. Some people really got it, but others were new to the subject, and we ran into a few misconceptions that I think are worth repeating.

Here we go, in no particular order.

Yeah, I moved the link.

Before you see Nathan’s list, take a piece of paper and write down why you have used visualization of data.

Got that? Now for the link:

5 misconceptions about visualization by Nathan Yau

Any to add to Nathan’s list? Perhaps from your own?

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