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The work that visualisation conventions do

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This paper argues that visualisation conventions work to make the data represented within visualisations seem objective, that is, transparent and factual. Interrogating the work that visualisation conventions do helps us to make sense of the apparent contradiction between criticisms of visualisations as doing persuasive work and visualisation designers’ belief that through visualisation, it is possible to ‘do good with data’ [Periscopic. 2014. Home page. Retrieved from http://www.periscopic.c...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/1369118X.2016.1153126

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Anthropology, School of Anthropology, Centre on Migration Policy and Society
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Grant:
Digital Transformations Large Grant (Grant No. AH/L009986/1)
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis (Routledge) Publisher's website
Journal:
Information, Communication and Society Journal website
Volume:
19
Issue:
6
Pages:
715-735
Publication date:
2016-03-16
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ISSN:
1468-4462
URN:
uuid:51bb84d2-2c30-4ba0-a925-255bf1955aa3
Source identifiers:
610211
Local pid:
pubs:610211

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