Calling Bullshit (previously) has released a wonderful lecture series on the epidemic of misinformation in today's media landscape. This lecture looks at dataviz ducks, the craptacular USA Today-style charts that dumb down and garbage up information graphics.
The term "ducks" is borrowed from programmatic architecture, specifically a duck-shaped building that sold ducks and duck-related products.
The building inspired Edward Tufte
to describe chartjunk of this ilk as ducks.
• Calling Bullshit 6.4: Dataviz Ducks (YouTube / UW iSchool)
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