Monday, July 4, 2011

Problems with data visualizations followup

On a recent article post I was showing a bad data visualization chart from The Economist.  While reading over Slashdot I found a similar bad data visualization article about bad visualizations from BP and GE as presented by Stephen Few's blog.  No doubt a lot of people share in the same frustration.

Now that we are in the Insight Age it seems that we will continually question and interpret how data will be presented to us.  We are now data rich but knowledge poor.  I believe there is going to be vast new opportunities to help disseminate the data.  Perhaps even ways to help visualize the data as well. 

I strongly suggest reading Stephen Few's blog.  It is an interesting read on how data visualization can be used poorly.  He even shows examples on how to do it correctly.

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