Published: August 30, 2019
Total Running Time: 00:15:10
Northwestern University cognitive psychologist Steve Franconeri describes how the “curse of knowledge” can lead to data visualizations that are easily interpreted by experts but ambiguous or confusing to new users. To avoid this pitfall, Franconeri points to the way data journalists use text annotations and highlights, such as arrows and circles.
This talk was part of the Visualization for Informal Science Education conference held at the Exploratorium, which explored themes of interpretation, narration, broadening participation, applying research to practice, collaboration, and the affordances of technology.
VISUALISE was made possible thanks to generous support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1811163. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.