Here’s a link roundup of what I showed or referenced in class today:

“Talking Numbers with Edward Tufte: Campaigning for the Charts that Teach” — Significant Statements: ”The task is not to have ‘high-impact presentations,’ or ‘point, click, wow’ or ‘power pitches.’ The point is to explain something.” ‘Good design is clear thinking made visible, and bad design is stupidity made visible.” He is a man of strong opinions, but like we discussed in class, we know good design when we see it and the goal is to convey ideas rather than put on a show.

Here’s the link to A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods that may come in handy for us as the semester progresses.

And finally, here’s the TED Talk by David McCandless, which inspired me to remember Context is Everything!