Data visualisation: in defence of bad graphics

Simon Rogers asks on The Guardian’s DataBlog if there is a backlash gathering steam against web data visualisations.

“There has definitely been a shift. A few years ago, the only free data visualisation tools were clunky things that could barely produce a decent line chart, so the explosion in people just getting on and doing it themselves was liberating. Now, there’s a move back towards actually making things look, er, nice.”

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