Some colleagues of mine in Singapore linked me to this video about the value of visualising data. Giving your numbers some visual form and aesthetic sense helps bring your message to life for those of us not blessed with a naturally quantitative brain.
The notion of incorporating elements of design also raises some interesting ideas about where we draw that blurry line around what counts as “literacy” with regards to communication.
Take a peek at the video and let us know your thoughts. Do you have a favourite visual representation of data? Link me!