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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