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Alberto Cairo
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Empathy and visualization
Jon Schwabish , Kim Rees , and Mushon Zer-Aviv  recently had a great discussion about empathy in visualization. I was invited to it, but couldn't participate. During the conversation, Mushon mentioned that I briefly address this topic in the Epilogue of  Th...
Jon Schwabish, Kim Rees, and Mushon Zer-Aviv recently had a great discussion about empathy in visualization. I was invited to it, but couldn't participate. During the conversation, Mushon mentioned that I briefly address this...
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World Information Architecture Day in Miami
I am helping organize three conferences this year at the University of Miami. Besides a Digital Humanities + Data Journalism one (September 29-30, Oct. 1, more information coming soon) and VizUM 2016 (Nov. 10; Colin Ware and  Martin Krzywinski are the prese...
I am helping organize three conferences this year at the University of Miami. Besides a Digital Humanities + Data Journalism one (September 29-30, Oct. 1, more information coming soon) and VizUM 2016 (Nov. 10; Colin Ware and ...
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The Truthful Art is finished: What comes next?
That's it. The Truthful Art is finished. It'll be out in early March. If you are thinking about buying it, perhaps you may want to pre-order it ( Barnes&Noble , Amazon .) I've read that the number of purchases before a book is launched affect its future per...
That's it. The Truthful Art is finished. It'll be out in early March. If you are thinking about buying it, perhaps you may want to pre-order it (Barnes&Noble, Amazon.) I've read that the number of purchases before a book is l...
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I'm still proofreading The Truthful Art, and will keep doing so until November, so here are a few quick updates: • I've just been interviewed by Geoff McGhee for National Geographic online. If you want to learn about The Trut...
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Double the axes, double the mischief
Another day, another unnecessary dual-axis chart. Is it just me or is this often misleading graphic form, only appropriate in very specific cases ( 1 , 2 ), becoming more popular? After the terrible example from a few days ago , I've just seen another one i...
Another day, another unnecessary dual-axis chart. Is it just me or is this often misleading graphic form, only appropriate in very specific cases (1, 2), becoming more popular? After the terrible example from a few days ago, ...
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Stephen Few asked me what I thoughts about an infographic. Here's what happened
Perhaps you've seen Steve Few's recent post about a flawed infographic by Time magazine . I agree with most of what Steve wrote, but some of his readers don't, so tried to find some middle ground in the discussion by proposing a new version of the graphic. ...
Perhaps you've seen Steve Few's recent post about a flawed infographic by Time magazine. I agree with most of what Steve wrote, but some of his readers don't, so tried to find some middle ground in the discussion by proposing...
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Moritz Stefaner's latest visualization
It's hardly a secret that I am a fan of Moritz Stefaner's  —the illustration on the cover of The Truthful Art is one of his visualizations,— so I would like to recommend that you take a look at his latest project and, more importantly, to the very detailed ...
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Research on persuasive visualization and risk communication
A while ago a group of researchers ( Enrico Bertini among them) published a paper titled “The Persuasive Power of Data Visualization” . I've been interested in how to make information graphics convincing since I read this New York Times story , but I someho...
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Update on ‘The Truthful Art’
Yesterday, right before Thanksgiving dinner, I finished proofreading my new book,  The Truthful Art . After this first round of editing (I will read the entire book again in December, before it gets sent to printing) I believe that it's a more solid book th...
Yesterday, right before Thanksgiving dinner, I finished proofreading my new book, The Truthful Art. After this first round of editing (I will read the entire book again in December, before it gets sent to printing) I believe ...
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Updates: Conferences, interviews, etc.
I keep proofreading The Truthful Art , and will keep doing so until November, so here are a few quick updates: • I've just been interviewed by Geoff McGhee for National Geographic online. If you want an idea of what the focus of The Truthful Art is, and get...
I keep proofreading The Truthful Art, and will keep doing so until November, so here are a few quick updates: • I've just been interviewed by Geoff McGhee for National Geographic online. If you want an idea of what the focus ...
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If you see bullshit, say “bullshit!"
If you're on Twitter, you've probably have seen the discussion around the horrible chart below, by American United for Life . It was justly criticized by Vox.com and other media organizations. The chart is being used by politicians willing to defund Planned...
If you're on Twitter, you've probably have seen the discussion around the horrible chart below, by American United for Life. It was justly criticized by Vox.com and other media organizations. The chart is being used by politi...
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New articles and tutorials
As usual, I cannot write a long post —yes, The Truthful Art , you know; I have a deadline to meet!— so here you have some recent news: • An article about interaction in visualization: “ When Telling Data-Driven Stories, Let Readers Ask Questions, Too .” • A...
As usual, I cannot write a long post —yes, The Truthful Art, you know; I have a deadline to meet!— so here you have some recent news: • An article about interaction in visualization: “When Telling Data-Driven Stories, Let Rea...
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Infographics director. Information graphics and visualization teacher/consultant: www.elartefuncional.com www.visualopolis.com www.albertocairo.com
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Information graphics and visualization teacher and director. www.elartefuncional.com , www.visualopolis.com , www.albertocairo.com Interested in visual presentation, cognitive psychology, and science in general
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