storytelling with data: #22 Alberto Cairo & How Charts Lie


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By Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, Storytelling with data author, and Dataviz guru Cole Nussbaumer Kna. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

If good graphs empower us to pose good questions, what happens on the dark side of data viz? In this episode, Cole talks with Alberto Cairo about his new book, How Charts Lie. Their conversation delves into how information designers and consumers are both to blame as well as how mindfulness relates to chart making and interpretation. Tune in also to hear tips to keep from spreading misinformation, why “essay” is a beautiful word, and Alberto’s optimism for the future of data visualization.


Order How Charts Lie

Follow Alberto: | @albertocairo

Book: Factfulness (Rosling)

Book: For Argument’s Sake (Stafford)

Book: How to Lie with Maps (Monmonier)

Book: Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me) (Tavris & Aronson)

Book: Naked Statistics (Wheelan)

Book: Picturing the Uncertain World (Wainer)

Book: The Enigma of Reason (Mercier & Sperber)

Book: The Righteous Mind (Haidt)

Book: Thinking Fast & Slow (Kahneman)

Visual essays: The Pudding

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