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Thursday, May 30
Data Visualization
Visual Storytelling
Thu, May 30, 10:30 AM - 12:05 PM
Regency Ballroom EF

What You Design Is Not What People See (305010)


*Alberto Cairo, University of Miami 

Keywords: Data visualization, infographics, data journalism

In the past decade, data visualization has become mainstream in journalism: graphs, maps, charts, and diagrams appear in many news stories, and they are successful at attracting the attention of readers. However, research shows that the general public often misinterprets even the simplest data graphics. This session will explain the scope of the problem and propose a few tentative solutions.