Readers: I read this blog post from Dorie Clark back in March. I keep notes on interesting blogs and articles I come across and wanted to share this one with you regards the importance of data visualization. Dorie Clark is a marketing strategist and professional speaker who teaches at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. […]

Source: John Brownlee, Is Flat Design Already Passé?, Fast Company, Co.DESIGN, April 11, 2014, http://www.fastcodesign.com/3028944/is-flat-design-already-passe. Blog Note: A skeuomorph is a derivative object that retains ornamental design cues from structures that were necessary in the original. Examples include pottery embellished with imitation rivets reminiscent of similar pots made of metal and a software calendar that […]

Source: John Brownlee, Is Flat Design Already Passé?, Fast Company, Co.DESIGN, April 11, 2014, http://www.fastcodesign.com/3028944/is-flat-design-already-passe. Blog Note: A skeuomorph is a derivative object that retains ornamental design cues from structures that were necessary in the original. Examples include pottery embellished with imitation rivets reminiscent of similar pots made of metal and a software calendar that […]

Airlines Charge Thousands Extra for a Few Inches of Legroom on Long Flights For most fliers, the ideal seat on a flight is usually in first or business class. However, for airlines, the sweet spot on long-haul flights is, increasingly, farther back in the plane. A new hybrid class, called premium economy, is appearing on […]

Source: Best Master’s In Healthcare Administration and MS in Healthcare Management, Is History Repeating Itself with Obamacare?, http://www.topmastersinhealthcare.com/obamacare-aca/. Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) Since it was passed in 2010, the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has been decried by opponents as an attack on democracy itself. For those who study history, the cries of […]

Source: Suzy Strutner, Which Disney Park is Actually The Happiest Place on Earth?, The Huffington Post, January 6, 2014, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/06/disney-parks_n_4537100.html. There’s only room for one Happiest Place on Earth on this Earth. The folks at Cheap Flights have cross-examined ticket prices, acreage, and the number of character meet-and-greets to determine which of six Disney parks […]

I love fruitcake. For the past 25+ years, I have been buying fruitcakes from The Collin Street Bakery that is world-renowned for its fruitcakes. The business, opened in 1896, is located in Corsicana, Texas and ships to all 50 states, U.S. possessions and 195 foreign lands. The Bakery is the recipient of the president’s coveted “E-Award.” Some […]

NOTE: In my regular evening trolling of blogs related to data visualization, I came across a blog by Jalil Farid called [physics. mathematics. sports. technology. fun]. In particular, I liked his thoughts on what he perceived a data scientist to be. So today, I am showcasing portions of his blog on this topic. Enjoy! Michael […]

Note: I just wanted to let you know I am going to occasionally post interesting graphics from The Wall Street Journal under the title “WSJ DataViz.” This week’s entry is about the sad affair that is going on in my hometown of Detroit. Crazy “solutions” are being tossed around like selling the art in the […]