Sharing and Presenting


In the introduction to their e-book on Data and Design (2014), Trina Chiasson and her colleagues at Infoactive note Maria Popova's (2009) description of data visualisation at "the intersection of art and algorithm". Maria adds:

Ultimately, data visualization is more than complex software or the prettying up of spreadsheets. It's not innovation for the sake of innovation. It's about the most ancient of social rituals: storytelling. It's about telling the story locked in the data differently, more engagingly, in a way that draws us in, makes our eyes open a little wider and our jaw drop ever so slightly. And as we process it, it can sometimes change our perspective altogether.

Recommended Reading

Trina Chiasson et al. (2014) Data + Design.
(This book is licensed under Creative Commons, BY-NC-SA https://creativecom‐ (Available for download at the bottom of this page.)

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Past Glories (Keith Lyons, CC BY 4.0)
Keith Lyons,
26 Aug 2014, 14:02