116  |  Cognitive Bias and Visualization with Evanthia Dimara


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We have Evanthia Dimara on the show to talk about cognitive bias and the role it plays in visualization. Evanthia has a PhD from INRIA and is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR) in Paris. Her work focuses on data visualization and decision-making, and she specializes in understanding how bias affects our decisions when they are supported by visual representations.

On the show we talk about cognitive biases in general, introducing some of the most popular and funny examples. We then switch gears and Evanthia describes how the effects of specific biases translate to the world of data visualization and whether visualization can play a role in reducing bias.

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