Great post — as a relative newcomer to the field I really appreciated it — particularly the…
Stephanie Tuerk

You said it all better than I could have. I think we do need to look to fields like architecture and cartography for models of how to build up the resources necessary to have valuable critique. You’re also right that we have a decent set of resources (not great but decent) for very low-level aspects of data visualization as well as a not-so-decent set of resources for the high-level aspects and a vast desert when it comes to that critical middle.

I think the whole field would benefit from people like you sharing their experience in more established communities as far as processes for design and critique.