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dataviz: beautiful


EMBO Practical Course: Bioinformatics and Genome Analysis, 5–17 June 2017.


data visualization + science communication

Martin Krzywinski @MKrzywinski mkweb.bcgsc.ca
Essentials of Data Visualization. An 8-part video mini-series on how to think about drawing data. In collaboration with University of Sydney.

Each video is about 15 minutes long and includes exercises for you to try.

Let me what you think—leave your feedback below each video.

Labels

Respect type and use it to establish hierarchy.

PDF | Open up a journal or your favourite text book. Find a figure. There’s probably some labels in there. Maybe it’s a multi-panel figure and the labels are the titles. Maybe there are some callouts that tell you what the parts are. If it’s a plot there are probably axis labels and tick labels and maybe a legend with some labels. There’s usually several informational layers in the image, each with their own labels. These labels should reflect that these layers are different. They should also reflect the relative importance of these layers.