Design + Statistics

I couldn’t agree more with one of the last post of Nathan in FlowingData:

“Basically, what I’m trying to say is that design can do wonders for visualization, yes, but so can analysis. Put the two together, and you’re going to gain a much better understanding of a dataset than if you were to have just one or the other. In my experience, designers are afraid of statistical methods and statisticians are oblivious to design. I say – put the two together. Learn both, and we’ll all be that much better at understanding the even bigger data to come.”

We made it, and I can say that the relationship with the Statistics Department of Bicocca University (thanks to Marco and Mario) works very well at the moment: none is afraid, and there are a lot of common interests. Let’s see!

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