Readers: Xan Gregg (photo below) posted all of the color scales used in the National Climate Assessment Volumes 1 & 2 on Twitter. I thought these were quite interested and wanted to share them with you. I encourage you to visit Xan on Twitter. Here is his link: https://twitter.com/xangregg I also encourage you to visit […]

Sources: U/Udzu, Flags of the World, Sorted by Average Hue, Reddit.com, August 29, 2018, https://www.reddit.com/user/Udzu. Wikipedia, sRGB, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SRGB. Wikipedia, Gamma correction, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma_correction.     sRGB (standard Red Green Blue) is an RGB color space that HP and Microsoft created cooperatively in 1996 to use on monitors, printers, and the Internet. It was subsequently standardized by the IEC as IEC 61966-2-1:1999. It is often the “default” color space for […]

Readers: My friend, Chuck, shared the above graphic with me and I thought I would share it with the Data Visualization community to get your thoughts. I will give mine at the end of this post after providing background on this infographic. This infographic was originally published in the Community Impact Newspaper for Williamson County, […]

Readers: Each week, I receive one or two data visualization examples from you folks out in the trenches. Bethany Emerson, Outreach Specialist at Ghergich & Co., sent me an interesting infographic on color theory they helped develop for Quill.com.  Bethany states: We teamed up with Quill to create an infographic on color theory. We cover […]

Source: Ann Swanson, 12 fascinating optical illusions show how color can trick the eye, The Washington Post, February 27, 2015, http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/02/27/12-fascinating-optical-illusions-show-how-color-can-trick-the-eye/?tid=sm_tw. The Internet erupted in an energetic debate a few days ago about whether an ugly dress was blue and black or white and gold, with celebrities from Anna Kendrick (white) to Taylor Swift (black) weighing in. […]

Readers: I am in Portland, Oregon this week attending three data visualization workshops by industry expert, Stephen Few. I am very excited to be sitting at the foot of the master for three days and soak in all of this great dataviz information. Yesterday, was the first workshop, Show Me the Numbers which is based on Steve’s […]