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A lesson on data visualisation

Posted on: February 4, 2020

I am a fan of proper infographics, not wannabes or pretend-to-bes or images mistakenly labelled as infographics.

One of my favourite sources of infographics is BeautifulNews. Here is one of their more recent illustrations.

Then there are data visualisations that create an emotional and cognitive impact.

The tweeted two-minute video illustrates how something fuzzy like income inequality in USA can be cleverly illustrated with an actual pie and not a pie chart.

The impact is made not just from the final product of pie allotments, but also the process of getting there. This creates shock or surprise, which might then trigger some decision-making on the part of the learner.

These are just a few of many clues when deciding when to use static visuals or moving ones for cognitive dissonance.

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