Literacy, Articulacy, Numeracy, and Graphicacy Confession: I am one of those designers who is “terrified by math and science”. In fact, I’ll admit last week I had a bit of a math and science panic while trying to complete a weekly assignment. Still, I’m not sure it is without good reason. As well as I…… Continue reading The Truthful Art: Math, Science, The Mind — Oh My!
Functional Art: To be Beautiful is to be Understandable
“Visualization should be seen as a technology”. Alberto Cairo, The Functional Art, p. 19 OK, I confess: The first time I read this section, part of me was thinking, “Isn’t this splitting hairs?” It sounds like “design” to me. I had to read it a few times to appreciate it and it made me think…… Continue reading Functional Art: To be Beautiful is to be Understandable
The Truthful Art: An Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization
For the Spring 2019 semester, I’m taking an Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization course with Professor Alberto Cairo. Requirements for the course include readings from his books, The Truthful Art and The Functional Art. I’ll be writing about what I read and documenting my journey as beginner in visualization. Based on just the introduction,…… Continue reading The Truthful Art: An Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization