How to use information bias to your advantage
Would like to see more such analysis and tips in an issue. Good job :)
Thank you for reminding me of the map the size of the imperium. I recall La Biblioteca de Babel every time I hear talk of "data architecture." On the consumer confidence example, I would have added an annotation to one of the charts maybe, a 'how to read' to summarize the intro: More optimistic/More pessimistic, maybe?
Excellent post; in my practice I think of a key question that needs to be answered by the chart. Try not to ask a complicated question that will require a lot of information to be presented at once. In the "composite" chart about consumer confidence, I guess you are interested in understanding the trend in major markets across the world. I think the bold color lines convey this message clearly, but now I am confused by the light colored lines in each chart.