Writings

Data visualisation

Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017

The Financial Times on data visualisation.

Pejorative connotations of the word infographic often start from this perspective as corporate designers, desperate to dress up “dull” data, veer away from facts towards aesthetics. Reclaiming the value of charts requires a fundamental rethink.

This may sound deceptively straightforward but communicating with data is a skill that has fallen through gaps in academic curriculums. Few receive formal training. 

If there's one company I'd really want to be hired by for a spell, it's the FT.