Facts, Truth, and Data Visualization

Is there such a thing as an objective data visualization? Can a chart be “true”? Dataviz has become a common way for us to communicate—and argue. Dataviz literacy has become an urgent need. We'll examine the ways charts are used to manipulate perception, both deliberately and accidentally. We'll focus on how to spot manipulative techniques. We'll talk about using the persuasive power of dataviz responsibly. And we'll have some fun messing with charts to mess with the reality they portray.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Solo
Event Type: Session
Track: Design
Level: Intermediate