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2006—A Banner Year for Presentations Featuring Data Visualization

By |2023-03-01T19:25:10+00:00March 1st, 2023|Business Visualizations, Chart Chat, General Discussions|

In chatting with Seth Godin and Jasper Croome during one of last year’s Chart Chat episodes I realized that three of my all-time favorite presentations and videos that feature data visualization were all created in 2006. And they all hold up. Hans Rosling’s 2006 TED talk Rosling was a Swedish professor of Global Health who, using data, [...]

Getting SurveyMonkey data to play nicely with Tableau

By |2023-01-04T17:11:55+00:00January 3rd, 2023|Business Visualizations, Visualizing Survey Data|

I’ve received a lot of requests to address the unique (and annoying) issues with getting SurveyMonkey data to play nicely with Tableau. The good news is that once you know where the stumbling blocks are it’s not very difficult to get your data “just so” so that you can create clear visualizations that provide solid [...]

Laying off Twitter for a Week

By |2022-12-14T20:15:33+00:00December 14th, 2022|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Health and Social Issues|

Where and how to have discussions around data visualization From December 5 through 9, I took a break from Twitter to spark conversation on The Data Visualization Society’s Slack workspace. I want to thank the dozens of colleagues who joined me for this experiment as we needed, and got, a critical mass of participants. [...]

Some people to follow

By |2022-09-21T23:14:37+00:00September 21st, 2022|Business Visualizations, General Discussions|

I subscribe to a lot of newspapers and magazines (some of which I read), but to satisfy my interest in data visualization, I find the best information often comes from people I follow on Twitter and from newsletter subscriptions. I’ll confess that I’m surprised at how many good conversations I see about data visualization on [...]