Just like a photo can be altered to remove imperfections, visuals can be manipulated to support the narration an author wants to portray. Likewise, overly complicated visualizations can be just as deceptive.
Thanks to technology, there is a wealth of data at our disposal. By falsely representing that data, we do a disservice to those that would benefit from its information. As it turns out, the numbers do not lie, but the visualizations representing them may. Watch out to avoid making these common mistakes when trying to accurately convey data through visualizations.Download PDF