Content for week of Monday, June 20, 2022–Friday, June 24, 2022


Questions to reflect on

(Remember, you don’t need to answer all of these—or even any of them! These are just here to help guide your thinking.)

  • Why is it important to deal with uncertainty in data?
  • What was good or bad about the New York Times’ 2016 live election guage?
  • Why is it so hard to visualize uncertainty?
  • Why is it so hard to communicate uncertainty to others?


The slides for today’s lesson are available online as an HTML file. Use the buttons below to open the slides either as an interactive website or as a static PDF (for printing or storing for later). You can also click in the slides below and navigate through them with your left and right arrow keys.

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Fun fact: If you type ? (or shift + /) while going through the slides, you can see a list of special slide-specific commands.


Videos for each section of the lecture are available at this YouTube playlist.

You can also watch the playlist (and skip around to different sections) here:

  1. Claus E. Wilke, Fundamentals of Data Visualization (Sebastopol, California: O’Reilly Media, 2018), https://clauswilke.com/dataviz/. ↩︎

  2. Alberto Cairo, The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication (Berkeley, California: New Riders, 2016). ↩︎