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10 most popular Data Visualization Society articles, as voted by our community.
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Data Visualization Society on Data Visualization
Discovering Data Visualisation: How I Discovered and Fell in Love with Data Visualisation Art
I stumbled upon data visualisation art quite by accident early in 2022, at a time when I was at an interesting crossroads in my life. I’m a neurodivergent woman in my 40s and my life has always been a…
A Eulogy for Dark Sky, a Data Visualization Masterpiece
On January 1, 2023, Apple sunsetted (pun intended) the Dark Sky mobile app on iOS. Apple purchased the company behind the popular weather application in early 2020, then announced that it would be…
Data Visualization Society on Scrollytelling
The Past, Present, and Future of Scrollytelling
Understanding where this now-ubiquitous form came from helps us anticipate where it’s headed
From Storytelling To Scrollytelling: A Short Introduction and Beyond*
Likely you have already heard about (Visual) Storytelling. It is a design concept applied in Journalism, Business, Sport, Medicine…
Data Visualization Society on Society
Unfair Comparisons: How Visualizing Social Inequality Can Make It Worse
Our new research shows how popular chart choices can trigger unconscious social biases and reinforce systemic racism. At first glance, the charts below seem harmless. They were published by reputable…
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“It’s Data, Not Reality”: On Situated Data with Jill Walker Rettberg
A professor of digital culture discusses the myth of objectivity in data visualization
Florence Nightingale is a Design Hero
May her light forever shine bright
Four User-Centred Strategies for Designing Useful Data Visualizations
It’s not always enough to simply consider the user—how might we actually include them in the design process?
Data Visualization as Grief
What we gain when we think beyond spike maps, choropleths, and curvy case charts
An examination of the original diagrams by Charles-Joseph Minard, and related materials by Léon Lalanne and Émile Cheysson in the ENPC…
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