Data Comics: The New Way to Communicate in the Global Tech Community
By Lori Cameron

Let’s face it.

Everybody loves comic books—kids, anime fans, superhero lovers, and hobbyists alike.

Now, scientists in the May/June 2017 issue of IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications are showing how “data comics” can be an extremely effective way to communicate high-tech ideas to a diverse, global community.

The visualization, flow, narration—and word/picture combos—can leverage data visualization for a variety of discoveries and insights in a bold, fun way.

Insert some humor along with valuable information, and you have a real learning tool for some of today’s toughest high-tech subjects.

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About Lori Cameron

Lori Cameron is a Senior Writer for the IEEE Computer Society and currently writes regular features for Computer magazine, Computing Edge, and the Computing Now and Magazine Roundup websites. Contact her at l.cameron@computer.org. Follow her on LinkedIn.