With Hurricane Ian approaching, our attention turned, once again, to weather maps and hurricane tracking. IDSC Visualization Director Alberto Cairo, PhD, was called on by The New York Times (update to “Those Hurricane Maps Don’t Mean What You Think They Mean”), the Financial Times, and by Axios, to lend his expert opinion on “storm communication”. Read more “IDSC Expert Dr. Alberto Cairo on Hurricane Ian and the Cone of Uncertainty”
“Shocking statistics are prevalent these days, so you need to pay close attention to what a graphic is attempting to convey.” This is the advice of Alberto Cairo, the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami School of Communication and a veteran expert on news information graphics and how data journalism is helping the world to understand the impact of the coronavirus.
As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, data visualizations can help us better understand the impacts of this public health and economic crisis. From interactive maps about the virus’s global dispersion to iconography about national unemployment rates, visualization specialists are finding novel ways to display an influx of ever-changing data. Read more “Data Visualizations Help us Understand the Impact of COVID-19”
“This Hurricane Map Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means: We use hurricane forecasts to warn people. Why do we misinterpret them so often?” is a motion graphic created by CCS Visualization Program Director Alberto Cairo, along with Tala Schlossberg (NY Times Opinion Visuals Journalist), (“cone of uncertainty”) which appeared online at The New York Times. The graphic explains how to interpet the typical ‘cone’ map, and what the “cone of uncertainty” means. Read more “This Hurricane Map Doesn’t Mean What You Think”