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Catherine D'Ignazio on Visualizing COVID-19 Data


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MIT assistant professor Catherine D'Ignazio

"Data scientists and visualization designers need to take their civic role very seriously in a pandemic," says MIT assistant professor Catherine D'Ignazio.

Credit: Diana Levine / MIT

The COVID-19 pandemic is generating waves of data points from around the world.

In general, data visualizations can help people quickly distill an otherwise overwhelming flood of numbers. Catherine D'Ignazio, assistant professor of urban science and planning at MIT, says it is critical that data are visualized responsibly in a pandemic.

D'Ignazio speaks about the current boom in COVID-19 data visualizations, and how data visualizers can help us make sense of the pandemic's uncertain numbers.

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