Steve’s Blog

Visualizing Uncertainty in Likert Data Over Time

By |2023-09-15T16:33:16+00:00September 13th, 2023|Business Visualizations, Visualizing Survey Data|

Helping your stakeholders see and understand margin of error in survey data. A deep thanks to Anna Foard and Jonathan Drummey for their assistance, Ben Jones for the foundational work behind for my initial explorations, and Ryan Corser for asking me to look into this. Update: an earlier version of this post was titled "Visualizing [...]

Monday Music Musings – No, that’s not James Jamerson, Part 2

By |2023-08-14T14:36:58+00:00August 12th, 2023|Music Musings, Sports and Entertainment|

I wrote previously about a great bassline that people attribute to James Jamerson, but was performed by then 18-year-old Michael Henderson. Here's another bassline that sounds like Jamerson, but isn't. In 2015 the music world lost Wilton Felder. Most people familiar with Felder know him as a brilliant saxophone player and founding member of the [...]

Cross-Function Mobility Recap

By |2023-08-09T15:57:25+00:00August 7th, 2023|Business Visualizations, Chart Chat, Makeovers|

Here's a recording and recap of Real World Fake Data meets Chart Chat: Showing cross-function mobility in HR data 0:00 Introduction and Agenda 2:06 Backstory / Data 10:45 Assumptions, omissions, questions 14:09 Steve's initial take 16:30 Nicole Lillian Mark's submission 25:40 Dennis Kao's submission 33:10 Kevin Flerlage's submission 38:50 Andrzej Leszkiewicz's submission 50:10 [...]

Likert Scale Questions the Zvinca Way

By |2023-07-24T17:35:46+00:00June 13th, 2023|Business Visualizations, Makeovers, Visualizing Survey Data|

Overview Although I was on vacation in April of 2023, I did see this twitter post. Daniel Zvinca’s response knocked my socks off. Here’s the post from Cole Knaflic. And here was Daniel’s response. “Goodness, yes” I thought. This addresses the shortcomings of what I’ll call the “inside out” approach for displaying Likert scale survey [...]

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, [...]