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 […]

Note: I was supposed to have attended Stephen Few’s three data visualization classes this week in Portland, but preparations for a client presentation in Paris next week made attending impossible. Dashboard Insight posted a synopsis of a post Stephen did on Data Visualization and the Blind. My wife has worked in Special Education for over […]

Information Dashboard Design: Displaying data for at-a-glance monitoring, Second Edition, Stephen Few, $40.00 (U.S.), Analytics Press, 2013 The second edition of Stephen Few’s seminal book, Information Dashboard Design, will be released on August 15, 2013. I have been waiting for this book for some time and am very excited about its pending release. Here is a […]

The first person who exposed me to best practices in data visualization was Stephen Few. I had the good fortune to take a one day Data Visualization class from him in 2007 at TDWI in San Diego. Stephen’s company is called Perceptual Edge. Stephen founded Perceptual Edge as a consultancy that was established to help organizations learn […]

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 […]