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Introduction to Data Viz. for Media Studies

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Key points from slides:

  • Data Visualization: Display complex information in a way that makes it easier for your end user to explore or understand what you have done.
  • Breaking things down into the following four categories will help you select the appropriate graphic type for your data.
    • Comparison
    • Composition
    • Distribution
    • Relationship
  • Following best practices in visualization creation will help us not mislead our audience;
    • Unconscious perceptions & colour
    • Cognitive load
    • Clarity
  • Many visualization tools can be found linked from the data visualization subject guide.