Readers: Today, I am blogging my one-on-one discussion with Tim Messar. Tableau Community Spotlight: An Interview with Tim Messar Tim Messar – Biography Tim Messar is a Senior Data Architect working in the insurance industry at Sentry Insurance in Stevens Point, Wisconsin for over 12 years. He serves as a technical lead and resource on several projects and […]

Readers: I am continuing my week-long review of the shortlist entries for the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2017. This entry was very powerful, engaging and chronicles the plight of Syrian refugees looking for new places to live in Europe, only to be “fenced out.” Below is more detail on this entry. Best regards, Michael […]

First, Either a Joke or Quote He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts — for support rather than illumination. Andrew Lang (1844-1912) Source: Treasury of Humerous Quotations What is Forecasting? Forecasting is a planning tool that helps management in its attempts to cope with the uncertainty of the future, relying mainly on […]

Readers: Here is another example of excellent data visualization work from one of the winners in the KANTAR Information is Beautiful Awards 2016. This one was a BRONZE award winner in the Interactive category. If you click on the image below, you will be redirected to the actual article on the Bloomberg site. Best regards, Michael BRONZE (tied – […]

UPDATE – October 23, 2016 Readers: I have updated my data from the latest data on Politifact.com for my interactive version of this chart that is published on Tableau Public. Thanks, Michael UPDATE: October 2nd, 2016 Still no data on Jill Stein. What is up with that, Politifact? Just a few more facts added to the counts of President […]

UPDATE – October 23, 2016 Readers: I have updated my data from the latest data on Politifact.com for my interactive version of this chart that is published on Tableau Public. Thanks, Michael Readers: Back on July 24, 2016, I blogged on my data visualization web site a stacked bar chart titled Who Lies More?, created by Robert Mann, answering the question […]

Readers: It’s no secret I have been a fan of Charles Apple’s work for a long time. I have blogged about him and his work in the past (see “Charles Apple” in my Categories or do a search for “Charles Apple” on my blog). Charles Apple (photo, right) is a longtime news artist, graphics reporter, designer, editor and […]