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He's got some suspect graphics, tho...

https://twitter.com/brian_mcgill/sta...32087066488839

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RFP from the SOA:

https://www.soa.org/globalassets/ass...ualization.pdf

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Actuarial Innovation and Technology Topic – Data Visualization

BACKGROUND and PURPOSE

With the ongoing emergence of big data, data visualization has replaced the historical “elevator speech” as a tool to quickly
render a narrative supported by facts illustrated by underlying data. Much like the elevator speech of old, data storytelling has
evolved into an artistic blend of data visualization, analytics, and human oratory.
Visualization leverages our ability to convey the essence of data accurately, while doing so in an aesthetically pleasing way.
Many different data visualization techniques have emerged recently, from various forms of dashboard presentations all the way
to the “poster board” concept, which has a more visual, static, yet portable, display component. The financial services industry
is uniquely poised to benefit more than other vertical industries due to the very nature of the underlying business data, as well
as the desire for transparency due to poor public perception and sub-optimal financial performance within the industry over
the last decade.

RESEARCH OBJECTIVE

The Actuarial Innovation & Technology Program Steering Committee (AITPSC) is seeking researchers to prepare a written report
that summarizes existing data visualization research. The report must also include the researchers’ interviews with key
members of the data visualization eco-system and relay their insights on the future evolution of data visualization. The goal of
the report is not only to illustrate the current state and possible future evolution of data visualization, but also to serve as an
informative guide to data visualization for the actuarial community.
The report could also provide useful information for government entities, insurance policymakers, and the broader public. The
AITPSC intends this report to serve as a starting point for actuaries, actuarial students, and insurance practitioners who are
exploring improved data visualization techniques and opportunities within the actuarial profession and broader financial
services vertical industry. The report must not be construed as an advocate or endorsement for specific software offerings or
products.
Deadline is March 31 [whoopsie, just saw this], but I can imagine it getting extended a bit
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The GameCube intro but it's an unemployment graph
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Umm...
https://twitter.com/ConversationUK/s...520692743?s=20
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Dear lord, that's offensive.
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So I decided to follow the link:

https://theconversation.com/three-ch...box=1587988728

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Rates of change in affected countries
The graph above is conventional. The one below is a bit different.

It shows both the smoothed number of deaths each day but now also the rate of change in that number. And it adds data from seven additional country datasets: France, the USA, Spain, Italy, China, Germany and the UK as a whole.

These seven countries are highlighted because they originally had the highest number of deaths. The data is more up to date in this graph because it is mostly drawn from the most recent daily hospital data.

The method of showing change used in the graph above was developed for my book, Slowdown, which I worked on with illustrator Kirsten McClure who turned my crude Excel graphs into the clearer visual shown above.

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good thing you attached that picture, because they deleted the tweet [and I need to go check to see if they deleted the article]
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Oh good, the article is still there [they also changed the picture at the top]

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mortality visualization....

https://twitter.com/wallacetim/statu...218880/photo/1

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Someone is compiling a list of data visualization courses:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing
Does anyone have any thoughts on books or courses they have taken? I'm not looking to learn a specific software (like tableau) just looking at general visualization techniques/best practices. I have read Storytelling With Data and am looking to continue learning/practicing so I can continue improving the way in which I present information.

I am considering this 4 part coursera course https://www.coursera.org/specializat...-visualization
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