Misleading infographics

During the opening keynote of QCon London yesterday Martin Fowler and Rebecca Parsons explored “The Data Panorama” and naturally that involved talking about visualisations as tools to explore large volumes of data. It was mostly very sensible but it reopened my unease about the way we all too often gloss over the fact that the very properties that can make visualisations so effective to communicate large lumps of data also make them a very effective means of misleading us.

So this tweet from Dominic Campbell and the article it links to felt timely, and worth flagging.

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