This exercise is designed to familiarize you with the terminology that applies to data visualizations and to help develop critical thinking about visualizations.
In your group, find a data visualization to analyze. Once you’ve found one, share the URL with me so I can project it when we discuss your team’s analysis.
Address in your analysis:
- The type of visual and its effectiveness
- Appropriateness of the type of visual for the data
- Purpose and Audience
- Color use
Remember that a strong analysis includes more than the “what” response to the above points. A strong analysis will dig into the “how’s and why’s,” and possibly the “what for’s,” exploring connections among the elements of analysis and what you have learned about PTC.