Stephanie gives a humorous account of a basic concept - presenting data in isolation doesn't convey meaning. Context is how we get the meaning - through comparison to history, internal goals, or external benchmarks.
The Pudding took a newly-released dataset on flood risk and created a series of interactive charts and maps. They prioritized making it easy to embed these visualizations and it was featured in multiple publications.
People often overlook the impact of the colors they choose in their charts and graphs. We really like Lisa Rost's article that points out common mistakes and offers simple tips for communicating your data more effectively!