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Smashing Conf Barcelona

You know, we use ad-blockers as well. We gotta keep those servers running though. Did you know that we publish useful books and run friendly conferences — crafted for pros like yourself? E.g. our upcoming SmashingConf Barcelona, dedicated to smart front-end techniques and design patterns.


Tiffany is currently working as a freelance information designer, turning data into visual stories for a wide variety of clients. She has worked on a diverse range of projects, from making complex datasets understandable to live-charting the US elections and designing data-driven installations. She is fuelled by good coffee, books and boardgames.

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A Common Misconception About Designing With Data

Too often when working in information design, you’ll hear the request, “Can you make the data look cool?” “Cool” is a rather ambiguous term, and means different things to different people.

All That Glitters Is Not Gold: A Common Misconception About Designing With Data

Unfortunately, when working with data, the term “cool” is often directly juxtaposed with common charts like line, bar and pie, which are often relegated to the backbench, and written off as “boring.”


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