Category: Edward Tufte

Mapping Time: A Detailed Look at Minard’s Flow Map

Charles Minard’s Map of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812 One of the most famous maps incorporating time was created in 1861 by Charles Minard, a French Engineer.  The map and chart, entitled, “Carte figurative des pertes successives en hommes de l’Armée Française dans la campagne de Russie 1812-1813″, brilliantly illustrated the march to and from the Polish-Russian…

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Critiquing Data Visualizations

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…

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Data Visualization: Deconstructing the Map of Beers Using Small Multiples

Found this on the Junk Charts blog site: http://junkcharts.typepad.com/junk_charts/2013/10/deconstructing-the-map-of-beers.html Business Insider links to this blog with a chart depicting the top beer brands by state. I like the quilt-like appearance brought on by using the packaging of different brands. The nine glowing yellow islands sitting in the Atlantic Ocean I find annoying. This happens a…

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How We Learn, Online Education and MOOCs, Time Magazine Graph Critique – Part 1

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…

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DataViz History: Charles Minard’s Flow Map of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812 – To Moscow

Continuing The March Since Minard’s map is in French, I have provided an English language version for us to use as we discuss the flow of Napoleon’s march in detail. [2] To Moscow This time, the Russian withdrawal was less organised. The retreat, covered by the cossack commander Matvei Platov, proved ineffective in slowing up the…

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DataViz History: Charles Minard’s Flow Map of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812 – The Battle of Borodino

Continuing The March Since Minard’s map is in French, I have provided an English language version for us to use as we discuss the flow of Napoleon’s march in detail. [2] The Battle of Borodino On 7 September, at the Battle of Borodino, the Russians sought to fight a battle of attrition. Knowing that they…

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