Dataviz ducks: when designers put style ahead of substance

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)