39 minutes | Mar 11, 2021

storytelling with data: #42 there is still an art to feedback

Giving good feedback to others—when done well—can help you sharpen your own thinking and approaches for visualizing and communicating with data. We’ll start with this critical topic in our new 10-week course, so it seemed like the perfect timing to repost the original episode of the storytelling with data podcast. I discuss the value of giving and receiving data visualization feedback and potential problem areas to avoid. Hear The Economist’s eloquent response to critique of one of their graphs, plus answers to reader questions on when to use graphs, considerations with dashboards, and data viz book recommendations (updated with some recent publications!). MENTIONED LINKS: 10-week course & upcoming workshops: storytellingwithdata.com/workshops Feedback? email feedback@storytellingwithdata.com Blog post: SWD makeover challenge on The Economist’s hurricane graph Article: “Design & Redesign in Data Visualization” by Fernanda Viegas & Martin Wattenberg Blog post: my guiding principles Article: The subtle art that differentiates good designers from great designers by UX Planet Blog post: a tale about opportunity Book: The Big Book of Dashboards by Steve Wexler, Jeff Shaffer & Andy Cotgreave Book: storytelling with data by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic Book: WSJ Guide to Information Graphics by Dona Wong Book: Show Me the Numbers by Stephen Few Book: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward Tufte Book: Avoiding Data Pitfalls by Ben Jones Book: Better Data Visualizations by Jonathan Schwabish Book: Let’s Practice! by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic Resource: SWD community Questions? email askcole@storytellingwithdata.com or start a conversation in SWD community
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