Role of empathy in visualization

Posted to Design  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

On the PolicyViz podcast, Kim Rees of Periscopic and Mushon Zer-Aviv of Shual Design Studio discuss whether or not empathy plays a role in visualization. Stuff on this topic tends to be annoyingly dismissive or hand-wavy, but this is a good chat worth listening to.

There’s a little bit of swearing, so maybe put on headphones if you’re in an area where that is frowned upon.

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