What stories can it tell?

“But great information visualization never starts from the standpoint of the data set; it starts with questions. Why was the data collected, what’s interesting about it, what stories can it tell?

The most important part of understanding data is identifying the question that you want to answer. Rather than thinking about the data that was collected, think about how it will be used and work backward to what was collected. You collected data because you want to know something about it (…)

One of the most important (and least technical) skills in understanding data is asking good questions. An appropriate question shares an interest you have in the data, tries to convey it to others, and is curiosity-oriented rather than math-oriented.”

Voltei a estudar o livro da coruja, do Ben Fry. O trecho acima está na página 4.