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 […]

Readers: Here is a great dataviz from Tableau Public. It was created by Stephen Wagner and was originally published on Analytics Wagner. Stephen Wagner explores the evolution of Crayola colors, from 1903 until now. Click on a crayon in the “Box of Colors” to learn the name of the color, how long it has been in […]

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. […]

My wife and I were driving in the car last weekend and were discussing environmental print. My wife is a retired Special Education teacher who taught in the K-3 grades for 39 years. Currently, she is Adjunct Faculty at Arizona State University. I found her discussion of it very interesting and saw some parallels with what […]

Readers: When I was a young boy, I loved to color with my big box of Crayola Crayons. I would pull out blank sheets of paper and create multi-colored masterpieces (at least my mother said so). Crayola’s crayon chronology tracks their standard box, from its humble eight color beginnings in 1903 to the present day’s […]