Readers: I have discussed the use of Pie Charts and the Parts-to-Whole Relationship in a previous blog post. In that post, I noted some thoughts from Dr. Robert Kosara (photo, right). Dr. Kosara is a research scientist at Tableau Software. His focus is on the communication of data through visualization and visual storytelling. Robert is […]

Readers: I am preparing a presentation at work on Charles Joseph Minard’s map of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812. I have taken the largest version of the map I could find and added some annotations noting why Edward Tufte, in his seminal book, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, calls Minard’s Napoleon map one of the “best statistical […]

One of the most famous maps incorporating time was created in 1861 by Charles Minard, a French Engineer.  The map and chart, entitled, “Carte figurative des pertes successives en hommes de l’Armée Française dans la campagne de Russie 1812-1813″, brilliantly illustrated the march to and from the Polish-Russian border to Moscow by Napoleon’s army and was profiled […]

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 […]

Found this on the Junk Charts blog site: http://junkcharts.typepad.com/junk_charts/2013/10/deconstructing-the-map-of-beers.html Business Insider links to this blog with a chart depicting the top beer brands by state. I like the quilt-like appearance brought on by using the packaging of different brands. The nine glowing yellow islands sitting in the Atlantic Ocean I find annoying. This happens a […]

On my trip home to Arizona from Paris yesterday, I read the Special College Report article 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. I am always interested in they ways different groups (i.e., Government, educators, parents, etc.) perceive what […]

Continuing The March Since Minard’s map is in French, I have provided an English language version for us to use as we discuss the flow of Napoleon’s march in detail. [2] The Battle of Borodino On 7 September, at the Battle of Borodino, the Russians sought to fight a battle of attrition. Knowing that they […]