Graphical Perception and Graphical Methods for Analyzing Scientific Data

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Futurice GmbH

Bergmannstraße 5 · Berlin

How to find us

The event will take place at our "FutuBytes" event space in the court yard just up the stairs from Bergmannstraße.

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Details

This month we welcome a guest from Helsinki: Juha-Matti Santala.

Juhis will present the paper "Graphical Perception and Graphical Methods for Analyzing Scientific Data" by William S. Cleveland and Robert McGill. The paper can be downloaded here: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/565d/843c2c0e60915709268ac4224894469d82d5.pdf

Intro:
Data Visualizations That Tell a Story

It's easy to make charts nowadays. However, just throwing in some data and selecting a chart type won't fly far. William Cleveland's research from the 80s in the field of graphical perception and data visualization is a great starting point for people who want to make charts that are understandable and optimal in conveying the message to the reader.

In my talk, I'll be walking you through the important pieces of Cleveland’s paper Graphical Perception and Graphical Methods for Analyzing Scientific Data, as well as sharing some good and bad visualizations from the real life and share the best practices of data visualization.

About Juhis:
Juhis is a web developer and developer advocate from Helsinki, Finland. He loves to tell stories and is passionate about data visualizations that are helpful and accessible rather than just eye-candy in reports.