Using Visual Reasoning to Understand Numbers

Using Visual Reasoning to Understand Numbers

Hunter Whitney’s book Data Insights: New Ways to Visualize and Make Sense of Data was recently published. It offers multidisciplinary perspectives and useful information about how visualizations can open your eyes to data. It paints the picture using a diverse blend of original illustrations and real-world examples, both classical and cutting-edge.

Even under the best of circumstances, making sense of data and statistics can be hard for many of us. When the numbers involve the potentially life-altering probability of having a serious disease,
their true meaning can be both profoundly important and utterly mystifying. Further complicating matters is the fact that it can be hard for many of us to track all the relevant comparisons that are included in the calculations of the final key numbers. A cascade of varying... keep reading

Visually Marketplace Designer Spotlight: Michell Zappa

Visually’s Marketplace connects thousands of designers with clients seeking to commission infographics and data visualizations. Every week, we feature a member of our designer community here, on the blog. If you are interested in participating, please contact us at blogvisual.ly. Name: Michell Zappa Age: 30 On Visual.ly: mz In design: 10 years    ... keep reading

Seeing is Believing: A Designerly “how-to” for “non-designers”

Mark D. West is one of the authors on Stories That Move Mountains, a book about using stories and visuals to make top notch presentations. We’re teaming up with Wiley & Sons Publishing to give away three free copies of the book, just leave a comment with a tip for making great visual presentations... keep reading