This week I decided I wanted to experiment with Shapes in Tableau. I cannot help but think of big bags of money when I think of politics these days. I went to the Noun Project and found a bag of money with the UK Pound Sterling image. I showed the bags of money, the amounts […]

This week I decided I wanted to experiment with Slope Charts. The slope chart is the line chart’s fraternal twin. Line charts display three or more points in time while slope charts display exactly two points in time. Defined by Edward Tufte in his 1983 book The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, this type of […]

I am slowly catching up on my #MakeoverMonday entries. San Francisco is one of my favorite cities. I recently saw a news special about this particular issue, and it frustrates me that this is happening to the elderly and poor. San Francisco housing and rental rates are ridiculously high, and if there is money to […]

So, I am a few week’s behind on my Makeover Monday goals. This one in particular took a lot of time to create. For full disclosure, I used Meera Umasankar’s, 17 Goals to Transform Our World, as a model for what I wanted to create. See screenshot snippet below of Meera’s dataviz. Meera created a […]

This week’s #MakeOverMonday is in the books (so to speak). I have not read any of James Patterson’s books, but he is a prolific author. I created a simple vertical bar chart. To help validate my data, I used a list of books written by Mr. Patterson to compare the data against, and included the […]

This week’s #MakeOverMonday was timely for me. I was at a party yesterday and talking to an old friend about why we live in Arizona and endure the excruciating heat all summer long. She talked about moving somewhere cooler that does not have a lot of snow or get cold for long periods of time. […]

I am still suffering from the post-move hangover (or maybe it feels more like jet lag). My wife and I are exhausted. I don’t plan to do this again for at least another 20 years. I wanted to attack this early in the day, and I focused specifically on the title of the article: PC […]