Design and typography do matter. It’s about hierarchy of information and how people perceive information. Done properly, that clean up work really matters. On the other hand, it’s easy to believe that it matters more than it does. If you make a fantastically interesting chart and some poor design decisions, the data will still come through. If you make a bad chart with a beautiful design, what have you done, really?
Notes from #NICAR13
Journalists and technologists gathered in Louisville, KY this weekend to explore computer-assisted reporting at NICAR 2013. Throughout the conference, tools and techniques that can improve data-assisted reporting were highlighted.
Chys Wu pulled together a massive list of resources from the conference, including presentations, tutorials, lightning talks, tools and software to check out.
Here’s a collaborative set of notes from sessions at the conference.
ONA Board member Greg Linch collected tweets from the conference.
The Tow Center has a list of resources on data journalism.
Were you at #NICAR13? What were sessions or topics most inspired you?