Readers: The other day on Twitter, Albert Cairo tweeted about a great visual map he found in a 1938 issue of Fortune Magazine at Steve Heller’s Moving Sale on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 in New York City. Steve Heller Steven Heller wears many hats (in addition to the New York Yankees): For 33 years he […]

Readers: The other day on Twitter, Albert Cairo tweeted about a great visual map he found in a 1938 issue of Fortune Magazine at Steve Heller’s Moving Sale on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 in New York City. Steve Heller Steven Heller wears many hats (in addition to the New York Yankees): For 33 years he […]

Data, Patternicity, and Biases Last Wednesday, Alberto Cairo gave a keynote presentation at the Tapestry conference. The day after (Thursday), he spoke at the Investigative Reporters and Editors meeting (CAR2014.) In both talks Alberto discussed some topics that are concerning him. Mr. Cairo is considered by many (including me) to be one of the industry’s leading experts […]

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 […]

Over the past two days, I have been discussing a Special College Report article that is 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. Time discusses the debates going on over traditional education with a core curriculum and other academics […]

Yesterday, I started discussing a Special College Report article that is 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. Time discusses the debates going on over traditional education with a core curriculum and other academics who would rather have students […]

Alberto Cairo has announced that he will be teaching his third ‘Introduction to Infographics and Visualization’ Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offered through the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, will begin October 6. It’ll be shorter than the two previous courses —four weeks, instead of six. Registration is free and space is limited to […]

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 […]

I have always liked New Orleans. I don’t think there is any city like it anywhere else in the World. It hums and sings all night and day. The food is great and the people are a unique brand all their own. I was sadden when Katrina almost wiped out the city. I have been […]