2019 – Data Visualization: How to Use It For Good or Evil

Presentation Summary

Now that we have the tools to provide data visualizations, how best do we do so? Bad data visualization techniques can lead your viewers astray, causing management to make poor decisions, or users to simply not understand the takeaways. Worse, it is possible to use visualizations to purposely mislead. Can you tell when you are being misled simply by looking at the charts? This presentation will guide you through the basics of good visualization design practices, and warn you of many of the pitfalls.

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Matthew Pickus, University of Michigan

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