Distributions and uncertainty
Readings due before class on Tuesday, September 19, 2017
- Chapters 4, 7, and 11 in Alberto Cairo, The Truthful ArtAlberto Cairo, The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication (Berkeley, California: New Riders, 2016).
- Why It’s So Hard for Us to Visualize Uncertainty
- Amanda Cox’s keynote address at the 2017 OpenVis Conf
- Communicating Uncertainty When Lives Are on the Line
- Showing uncertainty during the live election forecast & Trolling the uncertainty dial
Questions to reflect on
- Why is it important to deal with uncertainty in data?
- What was good or bad about the New York Times’ 2016 live election guage?
- Why is it so hard to visualize uncertainty?
- Why is it so hard to communicate uncertainty to others?