Health and Social Issues

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Visual Ranking within a Category

By |2014-05-23T08:01:35+00:00May 23rd, 2014|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Health and Social Issues, Visualizing Survey Data|

Overview I’ve had a spate of requests from clients to show how survey responses rank across different categories and I’ve come up with a way that makes it very easy to see where the big stories are. Note that this approach works for any measure that can be ranked, not just survey responses. Let’s see [...]

Just what is it with Texas?

By |2012-02-06T17:36:07+00:00February 6th, 2012|Health and Social Issues|

Overview I really am not “out to get” Texas.  Yes, I have previously published a visual study tracking STDs, HIV, and AIDS in Texas, which in turn led to some blog posts on the subject, but one of the main reasons for focusing on Texas was that the data I needed were readily available and [...]

Is Trouble Brewing in Texas?

By |2011-09-21T15:40:21+00:00September 21st, 2011|Health and Social Issues|

What’s Going to Happen when the Clinics Close? I’ve had a lot of conversations this past week regarding my data visualization tracking STDs, HIV, and AIDS in Texas from 2006 to 2010 (see http://bit.ly/r57qeR.) One of the bigger questions that may have been overlooked in my accompanying blog post is what is going to happen [...]