I was poking around on Brain Pickings today, when I ran across a really interesting post entitled “100 Diagrams that Changed the World.” I immediately wanted to share this cool find, but as I was scrolling through pictures of the Rosetta Stone and da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, I began to doubt whether diagrams actually count as information visualizations. Here’s the argument: Cons: Diagrams have existed for thousands of years and information visualization is a newly emerging fiel
As you may know, I graduated from a small liberal arts college with a degree in English literature, so the elements of computer science (programming, coding. etc.) that we’re learning in this class are more unfamiliar to me than a foreign language. In fact, that’s often how I feel when I’m doing the reading and assignments: like they’re speaking in another tongue. I’d like to think I have an excellent command the English language, so it is disconcerting for me to realize just
Stephanie C. Prato
is the Director of Play to Learn Services at the Fayetteville Free Library in New York.