How to best visualize uncertainty


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Interview with Paolo Eusebi

Interestingly, the visualization of uncertainty - one of the primary forms we use to communicate it - is a rather unknown field. In this episode, I'm very excited to speak with Paolo Eusebi, who has done research in this field to answer the following questions:

  • What can we learn from examples outside of medical research? How is it explained to the general public?
  • What’s the current status in medical research?
  • How can we become better in communication of uncertainty?
  • What are further excellent resources regarding the display uncertainty?

Listen to this episode and learn more:

Find the slides from Paolo here:

View also the webinar about visualization here (only for PSI members):


  • Cairo, Alberto. The truthful art: Data, charts, and maps for communication. New Riders, 2016.
  • The MU Collective directed by Jessica Hullman and Matt Kay
  • Wilke, Claus O. Fundamentals of data visualization. O'Reilly Media, 2019.
  • PSI Visualisation Special Interest Group (VIS SIG)
  • Van der Bles et al. "Communicating uncertainty about facts, numbers and science" Royal Society open science 6.5 (2019): 181870.
  • Bonneau et al. "Overview and state-of-the-art of uncertainty visualization." Scientific Visualization. Springer, London, 2014. 3-27.
  • Spaghetti Plots and Hurricanes' Paths

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