Information is Beautiful Awards – Your Chance to Vote Readers: Some of the year’s best data-visualizations, interactives and scrollytellings have made the Information is Beautiful Awards 2018 Shortlist. The last day you can vote is this Friday, October 19th. The winners will win the Community Award at their ceremony in New York on Dec 4th. Your […]

Readers: I saw this dataviz by Laine Caruzca on Tableau Public. Being a life-long Detroit Tigers fan, I just had to share this. The link to interact with it on Tableau Public is below. Best regards, Michael https://public.tableau.com/profile/laine.caruzca#!/vizhome/BaseballVizz/Dashboard1

Readers: Before, I discuss this article that appeared last Summer in The Guardian, I wanted to tell you my left-handed story. I was in grade school in the early to mid-1960s. I was born left-handed and only knew how to write left-handed (my socially conservative parent never a big deal about it). In my English/Writing […]

President Trump currently has 42.4 million Twitter followers, making him the 21st most popular account on the social-media platform. “ONE year after Donald Trump’s surprise victory in America’s presidential election of 2016, objective indicators of his job performance are poor. His approval rating of 37% is lower than that of any other commander-in-chief nine months […]

Readers: I am continuing my week-long review of the shortlist entries for the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2017. Below is more detail on this entry. I also adding some context about the concept of what a Triple Play is after the dataviz screenshots. Best regards, Michael Triple Play Art by Tresta Inc A visualization of […]

Source: John S. Kierman, Super Bowl XLIX By The Numbers, WalletHub.com, January 26, 2015, http://wallethub.com/blog/super-bowl-by-the-numbers/1589/.

The old adage “You get what you pay for” applies in most situations. Apparently not in the NFL. With the 2014 season in the books, SI.com compiled a list of the 25 highest-paid quarterbacks in terms of yearly average salary (data via Spotrac.com) and charted how they fared, as measured by wins. Some of the […]