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Chart Chat Live — Round 20

By |2021-04-08T15:11:26+00:00April 8th, 2021|Chart Chat, Videos|

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 projects, and review Robert Kosara's video on the famous Minard chart. https://youtu.be/kXn3aqGIOXk

Try to Avoid Color Legends

By |2021-04-04T19:04:33+00:00April 4th, 2021|General Discussions, Makeovers|

Let me show you a few techniques that will allow you to ditch color legends and in so doing make it easier for your audience to understand the charts you create. Direct Labeling Lines Here’s a “before” picture of a simple line chart with a color legend. Figure 1 - Line chart with color legend. [...]

Screaming Cats, Scaredy-Cats, and TURDs

By |2021-01-18T15:24:11+00:00January 18th, 2021|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Makeovers|

January 18, 2021 Some thoughts about critique in data visualization. Background For the past 18 months I’ve been working on a new book (more on this in a moment). Last September, I asked some colleagues to review selected chapters. I asked everybody to review the preface, which included this passage: My friend Jonathan Schwabish provided [...]