Interview with Alberto Cairo
The Corona Virus being discussed across the world, with all the visualizations there, it is timely that I am speaking with Alberto Cairo. He is a visualization guru and has written the book “How Charts Lie”. This book helps you as a statistician to understand various problems about charts, but more importantly, it helps you to educate your business partners that are not statisticians.
We also discuss the following points:
- How tables compare to charts in terms of “lying”
- How to strike the best balance between showing the details and overwhelming the audience
- What behaviours or habits should we develop to improve our visualizations
About Alberto Cairo
Alberto Cairo is a journalist and designer, and the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami (UM). He is also the director of the visualization program at UM’s Center for Computational Science. He has been head of information graphics at media publications in Spain and Brazil.
The author of several textbooks, Cairo currently consults with companies and institutions like Google and the Congressional Budget Office, and has provided visualization training to the European Union, Eurostat, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Army National Guard, and many others. He lives in Miami, Florida.
Read more about Alberto Cairo
Read a long-form profile at Microsoft News
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