Category: #Datafam

  • DataViz History: Comparing the Titanic to a Modern Cruise Ship

    DataViz History: Comparing the Titanic to a Modern Cruise Ship

    Source: Lu, Marcus, Visualized: Comparing the Titanic to a Modern Cruise Ship, Visual Capitalist, April 15, 2021, https://www.visualcapitalist.com/visualized-comparing-the-titanic-to-a-modern-cruise-ship/. Remembering the Tragedy of the Titanic When the Titanic was completed on April 2, 1912, it was the largest and perhaps most luxurious ship in the world. The vessel could hold over 3,300 people including crew members, and boasted […]

  • DataViz as Art: The Beautiful Transistor Radio

    DataViz as Art: The Beautiful Transistor Radio

    Somewhat dating myself here, when I was a little boy, the thing we all wanted was a transistor radio. When I was 10 years old, my parents finally bought me one for $9.99, which was a lot of money in those days to spend on your kids. A transistor radio is a small portable radio […]

  • What were the top Google searches in 2020?

    What were the top Google searches in 2020?

    Readers. 2020 has been a life changing year around the world. It was like a tsunami of events ranging from the introduction of the Coronavirus and the death and destruction in its path; racial injustice marked by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many more; the U.S. 2020 Presidential Election; the passing of […]

  • Tableau Community Spotlight: An Interview with Yuli Wang

    Tableau Community Spotlight: An Interview with Yuli Wang

    Yuli Wang Bio Hi, this is Yuli from China. First of all, thanks to Michael for letting me be on his blog. I was born and grew up in Shaoxin, Zhejiang, located in Eastern China. My major is Geographic Information Science in college and my first job is a GIS Data Engineer in the field […]

  • Historical DataViz: 10 Royal Family Christmas Cards throughout time

    Historical DataViz: 10 Royal Family Christmas Cards throughout time

    Source: Bonner, Mehera, Here’s Literally Every Royal Family Christmas Card We Could Get Our Hands On, Cosmopolitan, December 2, 2020, https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/g34834393/royal-family-christmas-cards/. Readers. Happy holidays as we near the end of this crazy year. Here are 10 of the best royal Christmas cards throughout the years from an article in Cosmopolitan magazine. I tried to include […]

  • Social DataViz: The Most Beloved Brands by Generation

    Social DataViz: The Most Beloved Brands by Generation

    Source: Jones, Katie, The Most Loved Brands, by Generation, Visualcapitalist.com, March 4, 2020, https://www.visualcapitalist.com/the-most-loved-brands/ Consumers, today, are offered an enormous amount of choice when it comes to buying into brands. This large volume of choices makes it increasingly difficult for brands to build an emotional connection with the consumers available. However, once those connections are […]

  • Tableau Community Spotlight: An Interview with Lisa Rapp

    Tableau Community Spotlight: An Interview with Lisa Rapp

    Lisa Rapp Bio Hi! I’m Lisa and I’m a Business Intelligence consultant from Frankfurt, Germany. I’ve only recently become a part of the awesome data viz community. Up until about a year ago, I was just finishing my PhD in Theoretical Physics. When I tell people I’m a physicist, they are often surprised to hear […]

  • Infographic: Halloween Contact Lens Guide (Lens.com)

    Infographic: Halloween Contact Lens Guide (Lens.com)

    Halloween may be a little different this year. So when you dress up, socially-distance, and snap those pictures, you’ll want to go for the maximum effect. Lens.com offers a wide range of FDA-approved, prescription Halloween contacts to take your Halloween look to an other-worldly level. Below is their infographic that will help you make sense of costume […]

  • Tableau Community Spotlight: An Interview with Swati Dave

    Tableau Community Spotlight: An Interview with Swati Dave

    Swati Dave Bio I come from an industrial township in India – Bokaro Steel City. So engineering was the most obvious choice while growing up. I was lucky to join the leading Software Consultancy firm in India – TCS. I had an inclination towards data and found myself a good fit in a MIS team […]

  • DataViz as Maps: USPS Reduction in Mail Sorting Capability

    DataViz as Maps: USPS Reduction in Mail Sorting Capability

    The United States Postal Service has lost mail sorting machines as an election during a pandemic draws closer. Louis DeJoy, the new postmaster general, is a former logistics executive and ally of President Trump. He has already removed numerous mail sorting machines, and reduced sorting capacity, as depicted in the map below. Click on the […]