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So far Steve Wexler has created 141 blog entries.

Be careful what you amplify

By |2020-07-20T12:20:04+00:00July 19th, 2020|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Health and Social Issues, Makeovers|

Be careful what you amplify And some thoughts on color palettes / color ramps Background This tweet got a lot of attention recently (see https://twitter.com/andishehnouraee/status/1284237474831761408?s=20) Figure 1 -- Tweet suggesting that Georgia is trying to hide something. While I did not retweet it, I did blindly chime in that this looked like gross incompetence, [...]

Should you use dashboards to tell stories or to find stories?

By |2020-04-29T17:27:30+00:00April 29th, 2020|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Makeovers|

Should you use dashboards to tell stories or to find stories? You can’t tell a good story if you don’t understand the data, and a good dashboard will help you understand the data, faster. My thanks to Adam McCann, Athan Mavrantonis, Andy Cotgreave, and Jeffrey Shaffer for reviewing and providing feedback. Why do we [...]

The person I watch, the people I follow, and the sites I follow

By |2020-03-30T13:52:55+00:00March 29th, 2020|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Health and Social Issues|

Overview I've written previously about how difficult it can be not to get sucked into the 24/7 Coronavirus vortex. I'm trying to be mindful of who and what I follow and wanted to share this. The person I watch I encourage you to watch New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's daily press briefings, even if [...]

Chart Chat Live — Round 11

By |2020-03-28T23:12:58+00:00March 26th, 2020|Business Visualizations, Chart Chat, Videos|

In this special Chart Chat Steve, Jeff, Amanda, and Andy try to give you the tools to parse and filter the barrage of data visualizations around the Coronavirus. We'll look at the history behind the "flatten the curve" diagram, why that curve is likely to be bumpy, how certain visualizations are truly helping people [...]

Why you should continue to listen to music, read good books, and post funny videos

By |2020-03-24T14:51:42+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Health and Social Issues|

Why you should continue to listen to music, read good books, and post funny videos As I sit sequestered in my home with my wife and dog, I find myself sucked into a funk as every conversation, news article, twitter post, etc., is about the Coronavirus. Right now, music, TV, books, and work all [...]