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Data Insights by Hunter Whitney

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Chapter 2

A More Beautiful Question

 Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.

 – e.e. cummings

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FIGURE 2.1 All Over Coffee #507, Visitacion Valley, San Francisco, by Paul Madonna.

The Art of Inquiry

You can look at data visualizations from many different perspectives. For one, they can be seen as a means to arrive at answers to complex problems. But visualizations can play an even more essential role in sparking important questions that would not have arisen otherwise. When people begin problem solving, they may start off with a baseline set of assumptions and premises that are vague or misleading. To respond effectively in those ...

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