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Humanizing data through 'data comics': An introduction to graphic medicine and graphic social science.

Alamalhodaei, A. and Feigenbaum, A., 2020. Humanizing data through 'data comics': An introduction to graphic medicine and graphic social science. In: Kennedy, H. and Engebretsen, M., eds. Data Visualization in Society. Amsterdam University Press, 347-366.

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Official URL: https://www.aup.nl/en/book/9789463722902/data-visu...

DOI: 10.2307/j.ctvzgb8c7.27

Abstract

In recent years data visualization scholars and practitioners have drawn attention to the need for data to be humanized. In addition to making complex information more coherent, visualizations can work to incorporate empathy and help audiences connect to information. Addressing this call for humanizing data visualization, this chapter considers the emergent area of ‘data comics’, looking at how the new fields of graphic medicine and graphic social science deal with numeric data. We examine recent data comics from graphic medicine and graphic social science that exemplify the complexities and potential of presenting data in humanizing ways. Our discussion is framed around what we call the EMA framework, considering the Epistemic (knowledge and perspective), Methodological (ways of working), and Aesthetic (practices of representation).

Item Type:Book Section
ISBN:9789463722902, 9463722904
Issue:21
Number of Pages:464
Uncontrolled Keywords:data visualisation ; data comics ; graphic medicine; Graphic social science
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:33430
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:24 Feb 2020 16:11
Last Modified:28 Apr 2020 15:34

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