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Terrifying talks

THE HORROR, THE HORROR
Seven Visualization Talks That Terrified Me At CHI
These CHI 2018 presentations highlight how visual design choices can cause harm—like the subtle, manipulative power of chart titles. - eagereyes

MORE HARM THAN GOOD?
Data Violence and How Bad Engineering Choices Can Damage Society
“If you have the temerity to insert your work into a political issue that… doesn’t immediately affect your life, you should also be prepared to accept the consequences—or, at the very least, answer a few hard questions.” - Medium

EXPONENTIALLY, MY DEAR WATSON
Don’t compare percentage change on a linear scale; use a log scale
Try swapping the linear for log scale the time you make a chart that shows change over time or compares percentage change. - Mike Bostock

FLIES TO HONEY
How to Attract Top Data Science Talent: Lessons from 1,400+ Insight Fellows
The head of Insight Data Science shares three key areas for differentiation to focus on throughout the hiring process. - Mode

SCIENTIFIC METHOD
Multiple Perspectives on the Multiple Comparisons Problem in Visual Analysis
This post digs into a recent study of the Multiple Comparisons Problem—the more visual comparisons an analyst makes, the more likely they are to find spurious patterns. - UW Interactive Data Lab

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