Chart Chat2023-02-11T23:28:23+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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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.

Chart Chat Live — Round 18

In this Chart Chat we reflect on Sankey and proportion charts, unit charts, unemployment charts and presenting complex data.

Chart Chat Live — Round 17

In this Chart Chat we reflect on a night of election vizzes, the lack of innovation and clarity (with the exception of the tie gauge, frownometer, and chipped cartogram) and [...]

Chart Chat Live — Round 15

In this Chart Chat we discuss waffle and unit charts, Iron Viz, a new approach to visualizing a P&L statement, and contact tracking visualizations. [...]

Chart Chat Live — Round 14

In this Chart Chat we interview Len Kiefer, Deputy Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, explore problems with how the Georgia Department of Health visualizes Covid-19 data, and a discussion [...]

Chart Chat Live — Round 13

In this Chart Chat we'll look at "Modern" dashboard design, how NBC reported unemployment in the US, The "seven circles of hell" chart and more. [...]

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