69 | Data Visualization Literacy with Jeremy Boy, Helen Kennedy and Andy Kirk

We have a nice trio on the show for this episode: Jeremy Boy is a postdoctoral researcher at NYU School of Engineering, Helen Kennedy is Professor of Digital Society at University of Sheffield, and Andy Kirk is our beloved editor at visualisingdata.com.

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We talk with these three experts about Data Visualization Literacy — that is, how people read data visualizations. We ask, how do we measure literacy? How do we improve it? And how do we even define literacy when we’re asking our viewers to read images?

Jeremy talks about his research on methods to measure visualization literacy, while Helen and Andy discuss their Seeing Data project, which studies how people read visualizations.

If you prefer reading to listening, you can find the transcript of our episode here. Enjoy the show!

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Seeing Data Results:

 

Some research papers on data visualization literacy:

 

Some other interesting projects:

 


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