Readers: Back in 2013, I did a multi-blog post on the 1854 cholera epidemic in London. Most of the reference material I used was based on Steven Johnson’s riveting book, The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic–and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World (see book cover below) What I want to discuss today are […]

Readers: Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, the author of the seminal book, Storytelling with Data, announced a monthly challenge last Tuesday to the data visualization community at large. Coles reasoning behind this was as follows, One of the best ways to learn is to do. This is something I strongly believe. We learn and get better through practice […]

Readers:Today, I am featuring an interview with Filippo Mastroianni. Filippo was born in Milan, Italy. He is a Data Analyst and Consultant for The Information Lab Italy. Filippo helps organizations make data-driven decisions, helping clients make sense of their data and embracing a new analytical culture. Filippo graduated with a thesis on Data Journalism and discovered […]

Readers: Yesterday, my wife and I attended the 10th Anniversary show for the Arizona Toy Con. I love to walk around and see many of the toys of my youth as well the toys my kids played with when they were young and they also cherished dearly. According to The NPD Group earlier this year, […]

Readers: Recently I participated in the MOOC, Data Exploration and Storytelling: Finding Stories in Data with Exploratory Analysis and Visualization which was taught by Alberto Cairo and Heather Krause. This course was a MOOC-style course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at The University of Texas – Austin. I have previously attend two […]

Readers: Recently I participated in the MOOC, Data Exploration and Storytelling: Finding Stories in Data with Exploratory Analysis and Visualization which was taught by Alberto Cairo and Heather Krause. This course was a MOOC-style course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at The University of Texas – Austin. I have previously attend two […]

Readers: Recently I participated in the MOOC, Data Exploration and Storytelling: Finding Stories in Data with Exploratory Analysis and Visualization which was taught by Alberto Cairo and Heather Krause. This course was a MOOC-style course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at The University of Texas – Austin. I have previously attend two […]