109 minutes | Dec 19, 2019

152  |  Year in Review 2019

Hi everyone! We are once again at the end of a whole year. After having “end of the year episodes” with other podcasters, going around the world, and chatting with Andy and Robert, we decided to try something different this time: we asked a group of data visualization professionals to send us an audio snippet summarizing what happened in specific areas of the field over the last year. The result is a great multifaceted collage of stories and personalities. See below who we have interviewed and what they talked about. Happy New Year! Thanks so much for listening to the show. We’ll see you in 2020 with a whole set of great new episodes! [Our podcast is fully listener-supported. That’s why you don’t have to listen to ads! Please consider becoming a supporter on Patreon or sending us a one-time donation through Paypal. And thank you!]   Links: Alberto Cairo on Data literacy Nightingale, a publication edited by the Data visualization society Improvement of free or freemium tools: Datawrapper, Flourish. Crowdsourcing of RawGraphs successful New popularizing books: Ben Jones’ “Avoiding Data Pitfalls” / Stephanie Evergreen’s “Data Visualization Sketchbook” / Cole Nussbaumer’s “Storytelling with Data: Let’s Practice!” / Alberto Cairo’s own: “How Charts Lie” The pace at which podcasts such as yours publish (not a new development, but still) Andy Kirk’s Little of Visualization design series (ongoing effort) Alberto’s own recent MOOC (12,000+ people) Upcoming conferences: IRE-NICAR, Malofiej, Computation+Journalism, the Data Visualization Society conference, etc.   Amelia Wattenberger on Learning data visualization from a newcomer’s perspective Data visualization society   Figma (UI design tool) Lots of free tutorials and ways to get started in data viz Amelia’s bird’s eye view of the library Challenge: awareness about where data comes from! The erroneousness of considering data as “facts” Show how data can be biased or misconstrued   Andy Kirk on Data tools The acquisition of Looker by Google   Flourish Data Wrapper Raw Graphs (fundraising for v2.0) Challenge: Data illustrator and Charticulator did not develop further How do you create outputs for multiple platforms More techniques to explore more encodings   David Bauer on Data Journalism Bar chart races! From data-driven to data-inspired stories (more about people behind the data) New focus on climate change / showing the data does not do the trick Teams invest in tools! + role of Data Wrapper David’s newsletter “Weekly Filet” Elijah Meeks on Data viz within the industry  Data visualization hitting the mainstream First datavis president / Trump interested in the actual chart Michelle Rial / beyond coffee table books / “Data Humanism” Giorgia Lupi and her fashion line Data vis no longer only a supplemental skill DVS has 10000 members! Tableau and Looker acquisition Technical maturity of viz No longer see the development of many new types of visualizations, we are more optimizing what we have Not only limited to technical people Jen Christiansen on Science communication  Scientists and designers are now speaking the same language! Visualization by Nadieh Bremer: In Many Places, the Sun Peaks Well after 12:00  Beyond data as “truth”, even in science! [Postmodern Data Science?] Article in Scientific American: How to Get Better at Embracing Unknowns, by Jessica Hullman Warming Stripes by Ed Hawkins   Jessica Hullman on Viz research Research Pierre Dragicevic et.al. Explorable Multiverse Analyses J. Hullman, P. Resnick, E. Adar. Hypotetical Outcome Plots N. McCurdy. Making room for implicit error: a visualization approach to managing data discrepancy N. McCurdy, M. Meyer. IEEE TVCG 2019.  A Framework for Externalizing Implicit Error Using Visualization Yea Seul Kim, K. Reinecke, J. Hullman. Explaining the Gap: Visualizing One’s Predictions Improves Recall and Comprehension of Data Yea Seul Kim, L. Walls, P.M. Krafft, J. Hullman. A Bayesian Cognition Approach to Improve Data Visualization. ACM CHI 2019 Michael Correll. Vis for Digital Humanities Workshop Keynote (at IEEE VIS 2019) Book Data Feminism, by Catherine d’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein   Lauren Klein on Data ethics  Book: Data Feminism, by Catherine d’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein  Biased algorithms Series of events: The new Jim Code ACM Fairness and Accountability Group + CRAFT Conference Kate Crawford’s Anatomy of an AI system Maarten Lambrecht on Xenographics Some of the charts in the xenographics collection pop up in the wild  Unsolved issue: data visualisation in education, both at lower as in higher levels of education Tools: RAWGraphs Maral Pourkazemi on Diversity and inclusion Gender diversity in the field (women in the field lead a lot!) More empowered. Taken more into consideration.   Mitchell Whitelaw on Viz localism Renewed attention to local data practices John Thackara: Bio-regional design     Paolo Ciuccarelli on Visualization & design Interest in design as a discipline Shift towards the human Automating design Data literacy Tools: Raw Graphs (fundraising for v2.0) Thomas Dahm on Data viz conferences Us by Night (Belgium)   Beyond Tellerrand (Germany)  Offf Barcelona  (Relatively) good mix of speakers Dataviz speakers booked as speakers at more general design conferences Agencies do conferences Unsolved challenges:  Swag Sponsors Thomas Dahm’s Neon Moiré https://datastori.es/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/DS_Year2019.mp4
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