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Arguing with Charts

Data Talks, Episode 21 Data Talks is Exago’s podcast on all-things business intelligence, analytics, and application software. This month, journalist and professor Alberto Cairo joins us for a discussion on data democratization, data literacy, and the role charts play in the art of persuasion. Cairo has authored several books on data visualization, including The Functional…

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The Information Design Matrix

Data Talks, Episode 20 Data Talks is Exago’s podcast on all-things business intelligence, analytics, and application software. This month, we’re joined by Scott Berinato, Senior Editor at Harvard Business Review and author of both Good Charts (2016) and The Good Charts Workbook (2019). We broaden our understanding of data visualization to include other types of…

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5 Questions Data-Literate People Ask About Statistical Reports

The modern workplace has become very data-driven, with a focus on creating rich statistical reports to empower businesses. The people creating these reports are savvy with their numbers and understand how powerful a statistic can be at not only telling a story about data, but also at potentially swaying people’s opinions. The onus is on us…

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Honest Data Visualizations and Why They Matter

In the new post-truth era, consumers are becoming savvier than ever, demanding transparency and accuracy, but data visualizations can easily be manipulated to lead people on. This might help a company or a person’s case in the short term but elicit negative long-term consequences. Here are three common ways data visualizations can be misleading along […]

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