Readers: The 5th annual Tapestry Conference was held on March 1st, 2017. Over 100 invitees from journalism, academia, government and both the non-profit and for-profit private sectors gathered at the Casa Monica resort in St. Augustine, Florida to discuss the emerging discipline of data storytelling. Click on the Tapestry logo, to the right, to be […]

Readers: Today, March 14th, is Pi Day (or 3.14). To honor the trillion-digit ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, this infographic explains everything you need to know about Pi. Enjoy! Best Regards, Michael

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 – […]

Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2016 The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards celebrate excellence and beauty in data visualizations, infographics and information art. Their 2016 winners were announced at a ceremony in London last Wednesday, celebrating the most beautiful dataviz around. How it’s possible The Awards were set up in 2012 by David McCandless, journalist and datavisualizer of […]

Readers: Ann K. Emery (photo, right) just released her Data Visualization Checklist, 2016 Edition. This is the link to the PDF version. Ann is a sought-after speaker, trainer, and designer who equips organizations around the globe to visualize their data more effectively. Within the past year, she led more than 60 trainings for more than […]

On this Labor Day weekend, we took a look at the state of the American workforce—including who loves their jobs, who hates their jobs, and where the workforce is going. But do you know how this end-of-summer holiday began? The first observance of Labor Day was likely on September 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled […]

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 […]

Jaime Serra is currently the Assistant Chief-Editor of the Barcelona-based newspaper La Vanguardia. Serra is considered one of the most important names in the contemporary infographic scene. Elected by his peers as the most influential infographic designer in the last 20 years, at Malofiej20, his contribution to the field of visual journalism has been praised […]

Source: Taylor Meadows, Comparing Data Science and Analytics, Data Science Central, October 22, 2015, http://www.datasciencecentral.com/m/blogpost?id=6448529%3ABlogPost%3A341055 One may think that all big data experts are created equal, but nothing could be further from the truth. However, the terms “data scientist” and “business analyst” are often used interchangeably. It’s a common and confusing use of terminology, which […]

Readers: The Force is strong with Tableau users lately. It all started when Tableau built a Web Data Connector (WDC) to the Star Wars API. Then, they sat back and watched as the Tableau community put the data to work. The Star Wars data fever didn’t end there, though. In the nearly two weeks since Episode […]