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Etiquette for scientists

You are a brilliant scientist and you just made an amazing discovery. You want to announce it to the world. So you prepare a few slides and decide to use that cute font, Comic Sans. [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|Categories: 05 Data visualization|0 Comments

Get off my shoulders, said the giant

Dear Stephen Few I'm writing this assuming that my book Data at Work was one of the targets of your post “Data Visualization Lite”. If that is the case, thank you for spending some of [...]

By | June 28th, 2016|Categories: 18 Books and authors|1 Comment

Bullet charts: an easy way to make them in Excel [Data at Work series]

(All the Excel charts in my book are available for download, but I promised to write tutorials for a few of them. This is the first one.) Name: Bullet charts What it is used for: to [...]

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: 08 Order and ranking, Tutorials|5 Comments

Suddenly, the colorful lollipop turns into a dangerous match

It surprised me. And it shouldn't. You see, there is nothing wrong in using data for the sole purpose of creating aesthetically pleasing visual objects. On the other hand, if you want to make sense of the [...]

By | June 9th, 2016|Categories: 03 Beyond perception, Context|Tags: |0 Comments

Write your own data visualization stylebook

A long time ago I tweeted about the need for everyone in the data visualization community to write a book. I wasn't joking: if you only tweet or write a few posts, you can't possibly [...]

By | June 8th, 2016|Categories: 14 Effective design, Authors and Books|Tags: |0 Comments

The cave

Stephen Few and Alberto Cairo (Alberto is the host, that's why he doesn't say much) And now let me show in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened: --Behold! human beings living [...]

By | June 3rd, 2016|Categories: 03 Beyond perception, Design|Tags: |0 Comments