There is no better way to move quickly, experiment, and fail without consequence, and find ideas you might otherwise not find, than when using analog tools like pencil and paper, or a whiteboard. In this video, explore an example of how some very crude sketches can generate ideas that might be an improvement over the quick and easy idea you might otherwise run with.
- [Instructor] Sketching and Wireframing … is one of the first things you should do … in your visualization process it's really important, … but it's also the thing that data analysts … are probably most reluctant to do. … Does this sound familiar? … You have some data, you do some analysis … and your analysis includes looking at the data … in a few different charts. … So, you use visualization as part of your analysis process. … By the way, that's a very good thing. … I'm sure you all agree that visualization … is a critical part of the analysis itself. … Maybe you already know about Anscombe's quartet. … Francis Anscombe quartet was an English statistician … who took four datasets with nearly identical properties. … Each had 11 data points, the same mean … and variants of both x and y, … the same correlation between x and y, … as well as the same regression line. … But as you can see by visualizing them, … you can easily see how drastically different they are. … This was a bit of a tangent, …
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