How does a visualization tell a story?
How does it create meaning or make sense?
How does it focus attention?
How does it provide perspective?



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EXPLORE DATA VISUALIZATIONS

Working with a partner, explore and discuss the visualization examples below.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • How does a visualization tell a story?
  • How does it create meaning or make sense?
  • How does it focus attention?
  • How does it provide perspective?


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Information Is Beautiful
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New York Times Interactives

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Let the data set change your mindset


WATCH: McCandless on putting data in perspective

  • Which country has the biggest military budget?
  • Which country has the most soldiers?


Modeling inquiry
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EXPLORE DATA SOURCES AND TOOLS

Working with a partner, explore and discuss the data sources and tools below.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • How can data sources and tools like these serve as a springboard for inquiry?
  • What essential questions or big issues are raised by your exploration of a given data source?
  • Does a given visualization help you better understand the data? Does it leave you confused? Why?





CREATE A VISUALIZATION




LEARN MORE
  • List of visualization tools