Thursday, March 26, 2020

How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information

Primer. General readers looking for a primer on how to interpret visual information should consider reading Alberto Cairo’s book titled, How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information. Cairo explains and illustrates a variety of ways in which visual images can distort data to sway those who see the images. Armed with the information from this book, readers can become skilled at spotting distortions as well as using good visuals to convey complex stories effectively and honestly. Since I’ve created and read thousands of charts over decades, I didn’t learn anything new from Cairo. Many readers will have their eyes opened in more ways than one after reading this book. Rating: Three-star (It’s ok) Click here to purchase How Charts Lie from

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