design a visualization that is misleading while simultaneously an accurate representation
This is a design assignment. You are the data and visualization critic.
Choose a dataset that is related to an issue you care about. Design a visualization that is misleading while being a technically accurate representation of your chosen data set. You must use a real data set, and your misrepresentation should not be immediately obvious. Challenge yourself to depict a "misleading" story is just as clear and believable, if not more so, than the more accurate (if murky) story in the data; alternatively, explore what forms and aesthetics are possible with visual illusions.
Write a few paragraphs (250~400 words; hint: your design should be sufficiently complex) to explain your approach. If it helps make your design intention clear, include a correct representation; if it helps you generate ideas, consider datasets on controversial topics with divergent public opinion.
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