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20 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Alberto Cairo. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Alberto Cairo, often where they are interviewed.

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20 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Alberto Cairo. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Alberto Cairo, often where they are interviewed.

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156. Diseñar y reflexionar sobre visualizaciones (España/EEUU). Una entrevista con Alberto Cairo

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Alberto Cairo escribe y diseña visualizaciones de datos. En esta entrevista nos cuenta sobre sus libros y sus descubrimientos. El nos dice que “Una visualización es un argumento visual. Necesita tiempo y atención para poder leerlo con cuidado.” Y que no tenemos que usar los gráficos para confirmar lo que creemos. También nos cuenta como son las clases para infografistas y como reflexionan a través de los gráficos. Hablamos de un futuro con más alfabetización visual, donde la gente está más entrenada a leer gráficos y las interpretaciones que proponen. El sostiene que para enseñar infografía es importante enseñar a interpretar los números y que la visualización de datos nos permite entender los números de una manera más crítica. 

#Infografía #visualizaciones #ciencia de datos #alfabetización #visual #periodismo #comunicación

Aug 24 2020 · 26mins
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¡Cómo nos mienten los gráficos! Entrevista con Alberto Cairo

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Conversamos con el autor de How Charts Lie: Alberto Cairo.
Las notas del episodio en http://hablemosdeinfografía.com

Jun 08 2020 · 27mins
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Alberto Cairo Interview

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Alberto Cairo is a journalist and designer, and the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami (UM). He is also the director of the visualization program at UM’s Center for Computational Science. He has been head of information graphics at media publications in Spain and Brazil.

The author of several textbooks, Cairo currently consults with companies and institutions like Google and the Congressional Budget Office, and has provided visualization training to the European Union, Eurostat, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Army National Guard, and many others. He lives in Miami, Florida.

Feb 09 2020 · 28mins
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Alberto Cairo, "How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information" (Norton, 2019)

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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.

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Dec 03 2019 · 57mins
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Alberto Cairo, "How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information" (Norton, 2019)

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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.

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Dec 03 2019 · 57mins
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Alberto Cairo, "How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information" (Norton, 2019)

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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.

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Dec 03 2019 · 57mins
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The Subtle Ways Your Charts Can Lie With Alberto Cairo

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Alberto Cairo is not only a highly revered mind in the data visualization world, he brings a fresh perspective on keeping your charts honest in his brand new book, How Charts Lie..

If you're looking for a way to create and interpret charts accurately and in integrity, this interview is for you.

Alberto is a celebrated visualization educator, designer, and consultant. He is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communications of the University of Miami and he is also the director of visualization program at UM's Center for Computational Science.

He is also the author of two other data viz Bibles The Truthful Art, and The Functional Art.

In this episode, Alberto Cairo provides his unmatched wisdom on chart creation and interpretation. He debunks the myth of "a picture speaks a thousand words" when it comes to visualization and shares how to create charts that are as close to the truth as possible.

In This Episode, You'll Learn…

  • What Alberto's new book explores the different positive and negative influences that charts have on our perception of truth.
  • What he believes was at the root of #SharpieGate and many other media-fueled debacles over data viz
  • His thoughts about the myths of charts and how to think about them differently.
  • How no statement we make is absolutely true and what we can do to try and move toward the truth end of the spectrum.
  • The importance of expressing your level of confidence in facts you are presenting, but to also understand there may be other interpretations.
  • The "Me" Factor and how you can use it to make your visualizations more engaging to your audience.
  • Ecological fallacy and amalgamation paradoxes that should become part of a general knowledge.

People, Resources, & Links Mentioned

How to Keep Up with Alberto:

To view the show notes & resources for this episode, visit LeaPica.com/049 .

Oct 11 2019 · 1hr 17mins
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47: Charts Can Lie, But Here’s How You Remain Vigilant - Featuring Alberto Cairo

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It’s no secret that some charts lie. You might be thinking that only a subset of people who maliciously create a chart to serve their interests are guilty of this, but the truth is, there are many ways in which a chart can lie. 

You can make a mistake in your design, or use data that’s insufficient, or make conclusions that aren’t accurate. I’m guilty of this, and guess what… so is Alberto Cairo! He wrote a whole book on How Charts Lie based on his experience creating and reading charts.

In this episode, I finally got to ask Alberto’s opinion on some burning questions that I have, like

  • how he personally reads charts to assess their quality,
  • how he’d structure a graphics team today to make sure they create quality graphics, and
  • where he thinks we’ll be fighting misinformation in the coming years.
  • Most importantly, he explains why we shouldn’t throw up our hands and give up on charts even when some mislead us.

Show Notes

Alberto's book How Charts Lie

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Oct 08 2019 · 20mins
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34: How Charts Lie w/ Alberto Cairo

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Guess what? I missed you! After focusing on making our first BI Data Storytelling Accelerator - 3-day live workshop a major success, I’m back! Registration is now open for the next workshop on January 28-30, 2020. It’s the hottest thing since fried rice! Today, I talk to the amazing Alberto Cairo, author of How Charts Lie. He’s an AoF alumni, who was on my very first AoF podcast episode where we were the first to announce The Functional Art (one of the most well-known books in our industry). Stay tuned to the end for an insane book giveaway you won’t find anywhere else!

In this episode, you'll learn:
  • [12:00] Learn why Alberto warns: “Be aware of what some people call the Curse of Knowledge.”
  • [19:11] Key Quote: A visualization can only be worth a 1,000 words if we know how to read it. - Alberto Cairo
  • [21:41] Key ways to overcome biases: Steps to read a visual. Read the title, message, and patterns
  • For full show notes, his book give away, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/34
Sponsor

This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our second one is coming up on Jan 28-30 and registration is open! Join us and consider upgrading to be a VIP (we have tons of bonuses planned). Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you'll leave with the tools, techniques, and resources you need to engage your users. Register today!

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Oct 03 2019 · 52mins
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Episode #157: Alberto Cairo

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Welcome back to the PolicyViz Podcast! I hope you had a great summer and got some time to rest and relax. I’m really excited for this season of the show–I’ve got some great guests lined up to talk about their...

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Sep 03 2019 · 29mins
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