When looking into presenting data, we can’t ignore the design. However, it is important to know that data visualization won’t turn lies into truth, the information needs to be accurate and it needs to be informed by three key things:
- The Designer: what do I have to say as the designer and presenter of the data?
- The Reader: take into consideration that they will have their own assumptions and ideas.
- The Data Itself: how does the data informs the truth?
As designers, we can present information that can be recognized quickly. If the intent is to change someone’s mind, then presenting the data in a visual format might be the most efficient way. Successful infographic tells a story by communicating complicated data in a simple way, so everyone can understand it. Look after the truth and goodness of the information presented, seek to learn and to inform and not to confirm.