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Saturday, April 6 • 10:45am - 11:45am
How We Lie (to Ourselves) With Charts

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Graphic designers and journalists are taught that "a picture is worth a thousand words", that we should "show, don't tell", and that charts are "intuitive" and useful to "simplify" information. This talk explains why these myths, if taken at face value, are wrong and dangerous, and what we can do to become better readers and designers of charts, maps, and infographics.

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Alberto Cairo

Knight Chair in Visual Journalism, University of Miami
Alberto Cairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami, after a career in journalism in Spain, Brazil and the U.S.Cairo was director of infographics at El Mundo online and at Editora Globo. He's now a permanent visualization consultant for entities and companies... Read More →