Asking the right questions
Often it’s hard to find the most appropriate visualization method. But by knowing the structure of the data-set and defining the basic journalistic questions, it becomes easier when you use the matrix above: form follows function. I use it during my workshops and in my talks with journalists and designers. I’ve also been working on a colored, more compact version of the matrix, where each intersection reveals a solution based on the combination of questions. Its shaped is based on a icosidodecahedron.