Readers: I am in Portland, Oregon this week attending three data visualization workshops by industry expert, Stephen Few. I am very excited to be sitting at the foot of the master for three days and soak in all of this great dataviz information. Yesterday, was the first workshop, Show Me the Numbers which is based on Steve’s […]

Readers: I am in Portland, Oregon this week attending three data visualization classes by industry expert, Stephen Few. I am very excited to be sitting at the foot of the master for three days and soak in all of this great dataviz information. To follow my theme of highlighting cities I visit, I found an […]

Readers: It has been a while since I have discussed some of the latest creative thoughts on data visualization from Stephen Few. I have read all of Steve’s books, attended several classes from him, and religiously follow his blog and newsletter on his website, Perceptual Edge. For those of you who don’t know, Stephen Few […]

Readers: It has been a while since I have discussed some of the latest creative thoughts on data visualization from Stephen Few. I have read all of Steve’s books, attended several classes from him,  and religiously follow his blog and newsletter on his website, Perceptual Edge. For those of you who don’t know, Stephen Few is the Founder & […]

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 […]

Note: I was supposed to have attended Stephen Few’s three data visualization classes this week in Portland, but preparations for a client presentation in Paris next week made attending impossible. Dashboard Insight posted a synopsis of a post Stephen did on Data Visualization and the Blind. My wife has worked in Special Education for over […]

Information Dashboard Design: Displaying data for at-a-glance monitoring, Second Edition, Stephen Few, $40.00 (U.S.), Analytics Press, 2013 The second edition of Stephen Few’s seminal book, Information Dashboard Design, will be released on August 15, 2013. I have been waiting for this book for some time and am very excited about its pending release. Here is a […]

The first person who exposed me to best practices in data visualization was Stephen Few. I had the good fortune to take a one day Data Visualization class from him in 2007 at TDWI in San Diego. Stephen’s company is called Perceptual Edge. Stephen founded Perceptual Edge as a consultancy that was established to help organizations learn […]

I have now completed my MOOC course, Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization, taught by Alberto Cairo. I wanted to write a review so future students of this class know what to expect. I tried to break down my review by topic. Signing up I first found out about the course by visiting Mr. Cairo’s Website, http://thefunctionalart.com, […]

Before I discuss this graph, I wanted to point out that one of my co-workers sent this to me. I send a lot of data visualization examples around the company to expose our business partners to different ways data can be seen. This is important because too often during a requirements session, someone will ask […]