Points of View

Points of View is a monthly column published by Nature Methods that deals with the fundamental aspects of visual presentation applicable to anyone who works with visual representation of data. The column author, Bang Wong, is an AMI member and the creative director at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Each month he focuses on a particular aspect of data presentation or visualization and provides easy-to-apply tips on how to create effective presentations. Through special arrangements with Nature Publishing Group, the current column of each month will be made freely accessible for a period of one month.

Current Column:

August 2013: Storytelling
A recent column made the analogy between creating figures and writing. These are similar processes that benefit equally from clarity, precision and restraint1. Just as writing is made more compelling by a strong narrative, this principle also applies to the accompanying figures. Read more…

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