Readings due before class on Tuesday, October 16, 2018
- Chapter 9 in Alberto Cairo, The Truthful ArtAlberto Cairo, The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication (Berkeley, California: New Riders, 2016).
- Chapter 12 in Claus Wilke, Fundamentals of Data VisualizationClaus E. Wilke, Fundamentals of Data Visualization (Sebastopol, California: O’Reilly Media, 2018), https://serialmentor.com/dataviz/.
- Kieran Healy, “Two y-axes”
- Two Alternatives to Using a Second Y-Axis & Illusion of success & Dissecting two axes
- Dual-Scaled Axes in Graphs: Are They Ever the Best Solution?Stephen Few, “Dual-Scaled Axes in Graphs: Are They Ever the Best Solution?” Visual Business Intelligence Newsletter, March 2008, http://www.perceptualedge.com/articles/visual_business_intelligence/dual-scaled_axes.pdf.
- “A Study on Dual-Scale Data Charts”Petra Isenberg et al., “A Study on Dual-Scale Data Charts,” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 17, no. 12 (2011): 2469–78, doi:10.1109/tvcg.2011.160.
Questions to reflect on
- How can you correctly and honestly communicate relationships between variables? How can you communicate the uncertainty in those relationships?
- What are the dangers of visualizing two variables?
- When is it appropriate to use two y-axes?