While looking around the web for interesting ways to visualize diabetes data, I came across Jana Beck’s iPancreas blog and her foray into D-data visualization. There I found a link to Sarah Groff-Palermo’s talk from August about “Artisanal Data on the Web.” This quotation resonated with me:
When we see the stories we want to tell and the stories the tools try to make us tell, in that clash eventually we ourselves are revealed.
Yes! Thinking about what we want to show and the (possibly more limited) way that we can express it leads us to think differently about what we’re actually trying to show.