15 years ago, I siad a grand challenge for CS/AI./NLG was to help the general public effectively understand and use data. Progress on this has been less than I hoped, but this remains a worthwhile and important challenge!
Imformation graphics work well for domain experts. but they are not nearly as useful for junior professionals. And the “man in the street” may struggle to understand anything more complex than a simple bar chart.
Which is a better way to present information, text or graphics (information visualisation)?