Data, Patternicity, and Biases Last Wednesday, Alberto Cairo gave a keynote presentation at the Tapestry conference. The day after (Thursday), he spoke at the Investigative Reporters and Editors meeting (CAR2014.) In both talks Alberto discussed some topics that are concerning him. Mr. Cairo is considered by many (including me) to be one of the industry’s leading experts […]

I continue to showcase some of the beautiful work done by students who attended Professor Cairo’s Introduction to Infographics and Visualization MOOC course in October 2013 that just completed. This one is to showcase a redesign assignment by Andrei Ciobanu. Andrei chose to arrange criteria in columns in order to make numbers comparable. Here was […]

I continue to showcase some of the beautiful work done by students who attended Professor Cairo’s Introduction to Infographics and Visualization MOOC course in October 2013 that just completed. This one is to showcase is a redesign assignment by Jose Rodríguez. Here is Jose’s explanation of his redesign. In the review of “Who is buying […]

I continue to showcase some of the beautiful work done by students who attended Professor Cairo’s Introduction to Infographics and Visualization MOOC course in October 2013 that just completed. The one is to showcase is a redesign assignment by Kamila Zhussupova. Here is Kamila’s explanation of her redesign. Hi, this is my variant of the infographic […]

Readers: As I did when I originally attended Professor Cairo’s Introduction to Infographics and Visualization MOOC course last January, I am showcasing some of the beautiful work done by his current students in the October 2013 class that just completed. The first one I am going to showcase is a redesign assignment by Julien Hennequart. Julian […]

Critiquing Data Visualizations I attended an online webinar today hosted by Data Science Central titled Making Flow Happen: Dashboards that Persuade, Inform, and Engage. The presenter was Jeff Pettiross (photo, right) from Tableau Software. I found Jeff’s presentation to be very informative and helpful, but it was the Q&A session afterwards that I thought brought an […]

Over the past three days, I have been discussing a Special College Report article that is in the current issue of Time Magazine (October 7, 2013). It is titled Class of 2025 How They’ll Learn and What They’ll Pay. The first three parts are as follows: Part 1, Teaching Methods that involved critical thinking I experienced […]

Over the past two days, I have been discussing a Special College Report article that is in the current issue of Time Magazine (October 7, 2013). It is titled Class of 2025 How They’ll Learn and What They’ll Pay. Time discusses the debates going on over traditional education with a core curriculum and other academics […]

Yesterday, I started discussing a Special College Report article that is in the current issue of Time Magazine (October 7, 2013). It is titled Class of 2025 How They’ll Learn and What They’ll Pay. Time discusses the debates going on over traditional education with a core curriculum and other academics who would rather have students […]

On my trip home to Arizona from Paris yesterday, I read the Special College Report article in the current issue of Time Magazine (October 7, 2013). It is titled Class of 2025 How They’ll Learn and What They’ll Pay. I am always interested in they ways different groups (i.e., Government, educators, parents, etc.) perceive what […]