Editors’ Choice: The Value of Illustrating Numbers

Showing data isn’t always about trying to convey an insight, or giving people the means to understand the intricacies of data. It can also be a tool to communicate a fact, an amount, or an issue beyond just the sheer numbers. Data illustration is poorly understood, but it can be very powerful.

About a year ago, I had a Twitter conversation with Stefanie Posavec about the difference between data visualization and data illustration. We ended up with a sort of definition.

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This content was selected for Digital Humanities Now by Editor-in-Chief Lisa Rhody based on nominations by Editors-at-Large: Roger L. Martínez-Dávila, Eileen Clancy, Maria Manuel Borges, Kevin Gunn, Lynn Harding, Benjamin Zweig, Stephanie Vasko, Jeanne Gillespie, Joshua Schooler, Allison Millward, Myriam Mertens, and Nickoal Eichmann