Be Careful with Dual Axis Charts

By |2015-11-10T06:14:35+00:00November 10th, 2015|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Makeovers|

Overview Several weeks ago the data visualization community broke into justified outrage over an inexcusably misleading dual-axis chart from Americans United for Life.  I plan to write an article about this and other “ethically wrong” visualizations in a few weeks but in the meantime I encourage you to read these excellent posts from Alberto Cairo [...]

Balancing Accuracy, Engagement, and Tone

By |2020-02-25T15:30:53+00:00September 23rd, 2015|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Makeovers|

Overview I recently wrote about emotional vs. accurate comparisons and several people questioned whether the word “emotional” was appropriate.  (Several people questioned my assertions, too.  You can read their comments here.) For this discussion I’ll use the term “engagement” in place of “emotion” and we’ll look into the challenges of creating public-facing visualizations that attract [...]

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