Published on December 24th, 2018 | by Emergent Enterprise0
The Best Data Viz of 2018
Nothing tells a story like a good visualization, and this year, cartographers and data journalists told us stories of a planet in flux. Here are some of the very best.
50% of the bandwidth of your brain is used to process your vision.
We are visual animals who not only constantly evaluate our surroundings through sight, but are capable of extracting information and logical conclusions out of abstract graphic representations. That’s why data visualization is such a powerful tool, which can communicate nearly anything more effectively than text.
That skill–the ability to interpret data and analyze and communicate ideas about that data through design–has never been more important. 2018 brought a wealth of remarkable visualization work to the fore, and much of it changed our perception of the world around us. Here are a few of the best.