Three of a kind [reprise]

Last summer I briefly tried to ‘curate’ (that ones for Mike!) a weekly list of links I’d found interesting. It didn’t last long. I’m not convinced I’m going to be any better this time but I am reading *alot* of blogposts at the moment and sending quite a bit to Evernote so we’ll see.

Anyway here are three posts that particularly sparked my interest this week and they are all pretty inter-related. Think of this as the infographic edition!

TWITTER’S MIGUEL RIOS ON CHOOSING VIZ METHODS

In his talk last week at OpenVis Conf, Miguel Rios, who leads the Visual Analysis & Insights team at Twitter, walked through four major options for viz on the web—HTML/CSS, SVG, HTML5 Canvas, and WebGL—using real-life examples to create a simple rubric for choosing the most suitable format.

MISINFORMATION CAN BE BEAUTIFUL TOO

Data visualisation creates powerful, elegant images from complex information, but can also be potentially deceptive.

WHO HAS THE BEST CHANCE OF UNDERSTANDING INFOGRAPHICS?

The answer is (depending on the type of infographic):
A man of above average numeracy with a doctoral-level degree between 45 and 54 years old.