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The data smell test

Jason Norwood-Young
Jason Norwood-Young
2020-12-04

Data visualisation doesn’t often touch more than a couple of our senses… as the name suggests, sight is by far the predominant targeted sense, but innovative data visualisers have over the years targeted hearing, touch, and even taste. But what about smell? Is that a sense too far? Amy Cesal argues on Nightingale that there’s plenty of data — even data disinformation — in scents, and that smell data saves lives.

Photo by Trude Jonsson Stangel on Unsplash

Jason Norwood-Young
  • Journalist, developer, community builder, newsletter creator and international man of mystery.

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