36 ODD: Design choices in data visualization

I have curated this collection of external video sources on design choices in data visualization.

36.1 How to spot a misleading graph

When they’re used well, graphs can help us intuitively grasp complex data. But as visual software has enabled more usage of graphs throughout all media, it has also made them easier to use in a careless or dishonest way — and as it turns out, there are plenty of ways graphs can mislead and outright manipulate. Lea Gaslowitz shares some things to look out for.

36.2 Data Visualization and Misrepresentation

This animation was produced by some of my colleagues at Brown.

36.3 Vox on How coronavirus charts can mislead us

36.4 Vox on Shut up about the y-axis. It shouldn’t always start at zero

36.5 Gloriously Terrible Plots