On Ben Fry's Computational Information Design Dissertation
The following questions are reflections of thoughts that occurred while reading Ben Fry's Dissertation.
- How do we (designers) select ideas to communicate? Are there ideas that we shouldn't communicate?
- In the context of the course, we have addressed data visualization as a method for aiding others to understand X data, yet the importance to utilize it as a tool for the understanding of the data from the designers perspective seems highly important.
- Is it okay as a data viz designer to have a bias? What role does this take to communicate an idea? are there any sorts guidelines, parameters frameworks, laws etc. to follow to be able to communicate information correctly?
- How can data viz actually tell the "truth" about something when there are a multiplicity of variables to be discussed about any given subject.