Readers: I am hosting Tableau training this week at work. It is always a good feeling watching the newbies working with Tableau and getting excited about how easy and fun it is to be able to visualize their data. Since I never had any formal training with Tableau, I have been sitting in the class […]

Readers: I am hosting Tableau training this week at work. It is always a good feeling watching the newbies working with Tableau and getting excited about how easy and fun it is to be able to visualize their data. Since I never had any formal training with Tableau, I have been sitting in the class […]

Readers: While purusing through Zite, I came across this blog post on the Design Instruct web site by Jacob Gube. Jacob is the co-founder and a managing editor of Design Instruct. He’s a web developer, and also the owner of Six Revisions. Follow Jacob on Twitter: @sixrevisions. Best Regards, Michael 6 Ways to Increase the […]

Readers: While purusing through Zite, I came across this blog post on the Design Instruct web site by Jacob Gube. Jacob is the co-founder and a managing editor of Design Instruct. He’s a web developer, and also the owner of Six Revisions. Follow Jacob on Twitter: @sixrevisions. Best Regards, Michael 6 Ways to Increase the Visual […]

Readers: Some form of currency has been around for nearly as long as people have walked the earth. From bartering, to trading cattle, to swapping Bitcoins, the following infographic by www.mint.com explores the evolution of money. Best regards, Michael

Readers: Today I am beginning a multi-part series on data blending. Parts 1, 2 and 3 will be an introduction and overview of what data blending is. Part 4 will review an illustrative example of how to do data blending in Tableau. Part 5 will review an illustrative example of how to do data blending in MicroStrategy. I may also include […]

A throwback to the true original “word processor,” this chart from Pop Charts Labs features over 60 beautiful hand-illustrations of some of the greatest typewriters from antiquity (Hansen Writing Ball of 1870) to more recent history (Olivetti ET 101 of 1978). Underscoring over 100 years of essential models from the first Hammond in 1870 to the Remington […]

Another great infographic poster from the team at Pop Chart Lab!  A Visual Compendium of Cameras lines up the 100 most influential cameras in history in Chronological order. A meticulously illustrated catalog of 100 landmark cameras, culled from over a century of photographic history, depicting both professional and consumer models and tracing photography’s history from […]

Otto Neurath and the Origins of ISOTYPE A visual program for displaying facts and quantitative information, the ISOTYPE system was born from research and theories of Otto Neurath (1882–1945), a Viennese philosopher, economist and social scientist. As a child he was fascinated by the function of Egyptian hieroglyphics—their forms and ability to communicate a story. […]

I saw this on Visual Loop’s blog and it was too good to pass up. I love vintage data visualization and the stories they tell. Enjoy! Best Regards, Michael Vintage Infodesign  The first picks of today’s round-up come from a long post written back in February, 2012, by blogger Rosa Rubicondior, called The History of Disbelief. Rosa, […]