Chart Chat2022-07-17T16:11:16+00:00

Watch as Jeffrey Shaffer, Steve Wexler, Amanda Makulec, and Andy Cotgreave debate the good, the bad, and the “scaredy-cats” of data visualization.

One of the biggest lessons these industry leaders have learned is the importance of collaboration, iteration, and friction. Their passionate screen-sharing debates made for better dashboards and a better book.

By tuning in you’ll learn how to apply their thought processes to your own work. You’ll be entertained, and you’ll build better visualizations.

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Watch Previous Episodes

Chart Chat Live — Round 32

The Chart Chat hosts discuss the tiny -- and not so tiny -- design decisions that go into crafting effective data visualizations.

Chart Chat Live — Round 31

The Chart Chat hosts speak with guests Seth Godin and Jasper Croome about creating the charts for The Carbon Almanac.

Chart Chat Live — Round 29

Amanda Makulec interviews Steve, Jeff, and Andy as they reflect on The Big Book of Dashboards, five years later.

Chart Chat Live — Round 28

A look behind the scenes of the making of Joss Fong's amazing Pandemic Polarization video for

Chart Chat Live — Round 27

Different approaches to making over a Veronoi treemap, some disturbingly similar charts from Viktor Orban and Joe Biden, thouhts on Iron Viz, and reflections on Robert Kosara's 2022 Outlier [...]

Chart Chat Live — Round 26

A retrospective of some of our favorite visualizations and tools from 2021 and a discussion of the New York Times Covid "Spiral" chart that went viral. [...]

Chart Chat Live — Round 25

Our discussion with James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti. James and Oliver share how they developed some of the striking illustrations for Atlas of the Invisible. [...]

Chart Chat Live — Round 24

Our discussion with John Burn-Murdoch, Chief Data Reporter at The Financial Times. John takes us behind the scenes in the creation and evolution of some of the most influential [...]

Chart Chat Live — Round 23

Our discussion with inventor, data visualization pioneer, and industry icon, Ben Shneiderman.

Chart Chat Live — Round 22

Ros Pearce, data journalist at The Economist, visits Chart Chat. It was a great discussion.

Chart Chat Live — Round 20

Revisit the political divide in the US, take a deep dive into a Washington Post visualization about vaccine intentions among healthcare workers, showcase some stellar social media data visualization [...]

Chart Chat Live — Round 19

We discuss bar-in-bar charts, scaredy-cats and TURDs, great work from the New York Times, how to visualize 500,000 deaths, and the orange/blue debate.

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