Public health communicator + UX + data vis
In a recent meeting, a colleague said:
“I don’t know how effective scatterplots are — I think they confuse people. I’ve been trained to read and decipher them, but most people haven’t.”
For a while I’ve been concerned that public health, as a field of practice, is on a steady, definitive, slow-motion crash course with a huge mistake on obesity — illustrated well in this piece from the NYTimes:
I had a short exchange with Andy Kirk when he tweeted something that reminded me of one of my pet peeves.