Why we should spend more time thinking about how charts lie with Alberto Cairo
The Dual Axis Podcast
People lie with charts, maybe intentionally, maybe not. Learning how to interpret and understand charts will help you differentiate between truth and lies. Despite the proliferation of more and more tools, the ability of people to understand data and charts hasn’t improved much.On this episode of The Dual Axis Podcast, I am joined by Alberto Cairo, an expert in the field of data journalism. We talk about how he got started in data journalism, his influential books, beauty and functionality in data, plus a whole lot more.Connect with AlbertoLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/albertocairo/Twitter - https://twitter.com/AlbertoCairoWebsite - https://albertocairo.com/Books - https://albertocairo.com/#bookCONNECT WITH MELinkedIn - https://uk.linkedin.com/in/andykriebelTwitter - https://twitter.com/VizWizBIWebsite - https://www.vizwiz.com/More episodes - https://www.dualaxispodcast.com/
Alberto Cairo, "How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information" (Norton, 2019)
New Books in Mathematics
We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don’t understand what we’re looking at? Social media has made charts, infographics, and diagrams ubiquitous―and easier to share than ever. We associate charts with science and reason; the flashy visuals are both appealing and persuasive. Pie charts, maps, bar and line graphs, and scatter plots (to name a few) can better inform us, revealing patterns and trends hidden behind the numbers we encounter in our lives. In short, good charts make us smarter―if we know how to read them.However, they can also lead us astray. Charts lie in a variety of ways―displaying incomplete or inaccurate data, suggesting misleading patterns, and concealing uncertainty―or are frequently misunderstood, such as the confusing cone of uncertainty maps shown on TV every hurricane season. To make matters worse, many of us are ill-equipped to interpret the visuals that politicians, journalists, advertisers, and even our employers present each day, enabling bad actors to easily manipulate them to promote their own agendas.In How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information (W. W. Norton, 2019), data visualization expert Alberto Cairo teaches us to not only spot the lies in deceptive visuals, but also to take advantage of good ones to understand complex stories. Public conversations are increasingly propelled by numbers, and to make sense of them we must be able to decode and use visual information. By examining contemporary examples ranging from election-result infographics to global GDP maps and box-office record charts, How Charts Lie demystifies an essential new literacy, one that will make us better equipped to navigate our data-driven world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/mathematics
How can we best communicate our data science findings using #dataviz? Alberto Cairo, PhD is a journalist, designer, and the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami (UM). He is the author of How Charts Lie, The Truthful Art, The Functional Art, and Nerd Journalism. He is also the director of the visualization program at UM’s Center for Computational Science.Our Data Science Zoominars feature interactive conversation with data science experts and a Q+A session moderated by Rafael A. Irizarry, PhD, Chair, Department of Data Science at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Hoy en EsÉxito hablamos con Alberto Cairo, periodista y diseñador de gráficos. Alberto es el Knight Chair in Visual Journalism en la facultad de comunicación de la University of Miami, en Florida. También es director de visualización del Institute for Data Science and Computing en la misma universidad. Alberto es de La Coruña, empezó trabajando en La Voz de Galicia, luego en Diario 16 y fue el director del departamento de gráficos interactivos de El Mundo. La primera vez que trabajó en Estados Unidos fue en 2005, cuando estuvo de profesor en la University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, luego trabajó en Brasil, y desde 2012 vive en Miami. Además de su trabajo como profesor, Alberto es consultor para organizaciones gubernamentales, y empresas privadas, y es el autor de cuatro libros sobre diseño de gráficos informativos y visualización, incluyendo su último libro How Charts Lie, publicado en 2019. Estas son las notas del episodio: Alberto Cairo en la University of Miami: https://com.miami.edu/profile/alberto-cairo/ Alberto Cairo en Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlbertoCairo/status/1496661810132537357?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet%7Ctwtr%5Etrue El último libro de Alberto: How Charts Lie https://www.amazon.com/How-Charts-Lie-Getting-Information/dp/1324001569 El podcast de Alberto: https://anchor.fm/ddjpodcast Universidad de Santiago de Compostela: https://www.usc.gal/es La Voz de Galicia: https://www.lavozdegalicia.es University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: https://www.unc.edu Universidad Carlos III de Madrid: https://www.uc3m.es/Home Chiqui Esteban en Twitter: https://twitter.com/chiquiesteban?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Mario Tascón en Twitter: https://twitter.com/mtascon?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Fernando Baptista en Twitter: https://twitter.com/fg_baptista?lang=es Rich Beckman: https://ncsma75.unc.edu/project/rich-beckman/ El corazón gigante del museo de ciencias en Filadelfia: https://www.fi.edu/exhibit/giant-heart
Leveling up your data visualization game | Alberto Cairo
Data Science Mixer
How can a well-designed data visualization lead to deeper understanding of data? Data visualization expert Alberto Cairo joins us for an extended conversation about creating, revising and enjoying thoughtful data viz.Join in on our Cocktail Conversation on the Alteryx Community or on social media with #DataScienceMixer!Want more from Alteryx? Follow @Alteryx on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. You can also register for the Alteryx Community, and try out Alteryx to break through your analytic and business challenges.
BONUS: Data Science Mixer Podcast | Alberto Cairo Part 1
Alberto Cairo, author, researcher and internationally recognized expert on data visualization, joins a special video episode of our Data Science Mixer podcast. We’ll discuss best practices, including communicating complex data, dealing with 2020’s outliers, and preparing ourselves and others for the future of data visualization.This episode originally premiered on Data Science Mixer on May 19, 2021. The Data Science Mixer podcast lives on its own feed in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and the Alteryx Community, so in order to hear more incredible episodes like this one, be sure to search specifically for "Data Science Mixer" and subscribe. Tune in to Data Science Mixer on July 13 for an extended conversation with Alberto Cairo.Want more from Alteryx? Follow @Alteryx on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. You can also register for an Alteryx Community account, and try out Alteryx to break through your analytic and business challenges.
Do Charts Lie? A Conversation with Data Visualization Expert Alberto Cairo
Data Science Mixer
Alberto Cairo, author, researcher and internationally recognized expert on data visualization, joins a special video episode of our Data Science Mixer podcast. We’ll discuss best practices, including communicating complex data, dealing with 2020’s outliers, and preparing ourselves and others for the future of data visualization. This episode originally premiered at the 2021 Alteryx Inspire conference.Join in on our Cocktail Conversation on the Alteryx Community or on social media with #DataScienceMixer!Want more from Alteryx? Follow @Alteryx on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. You can also register for an Alteryx Community account, and try out Alteryx to break through your analytic and business challenges.
118. Alberto Cairo: How Charts Lie and Influence Our Perception of Truth
Town Hall Seattle Science Series
We’ve all seen charts come through our social media feeds or on the news. More than ever, in a time when conversations are increasingly driven by numbers—for example, in relation to the COVID pandemic—charts are ostensibly used to communicate essential information. But how much can we trust those charts? And how do they influence our perception of truth? Leading data visualization expert Alberto Cairo joined us in this livestreamed primer, introducing a core competency on analyzing charts, diagrams, and infographics. He argued that, to be informed citizens, we must all be able to decode and use the visual information that politicians, journalists, and even our employers present us with every day. Considering the decoding of charts an essential new literacy in our data-driven world, he examines contemporary examples ranging from election result infographics to global GDP maps, box office record charts—and even COVID graphics—to share the positives and negatives of relaying data visually. Alberto Cairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami. He has consulted with companies and institutions such as Google and the Congressional Budget Office on visualizations. Buy the Book: https://www.elliottbaybook.com/book/9780393358421 Reference Alberto Cairo's presentation: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jk4ginxyai6ylqu/AABvqdyT1hJtyFN9nKNHyX9Ba?dl=0 Presented by Town Hall Seattle. To become a member or make a donation click here.
No programa de hoje Almir, Ricardo e Ancara conversam com o autor, educador e consultor de infografia/visualização de dados Alberto Cairo. Falamos sobre seu último livro "How Charts Lie", sobre o ensino de visualização de dados e também um pouco sobre o período em que viveu e trabalhou aqui no Brasil.Apoie o Visual+mente!Campanha de financiamento da rede de podcasts Dr.Divago! A rede de podcasts do Visual+mente, Não Obstante e do Tipo Entreletras https://www.catarse.me/drdivagoAcesse nossa campanha no catarse e confira nossas recompensas, com a rede conseguiremos produzir mais programas iguais a este!LinksHow charts lie - Alberto Cairohttps://www.amazon.com.br/How-Charts-Lie-Getting-Information/dp/1324001569Livros do Alberto cairo - t.ly/dObDRodrigo Cunha - @datacunha (twitter)Mauro Pinheiro - @mauro.pin (twitter)Renata Steffen - @resteffen (twitter+insta)Outros links em breve