Data Visualization

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This one takes time to make, takes even more time to read

July 18, 2017
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This one takes time to make, takes even more time to read

Kaiser Fung, creator of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, explains why this Wired chart about Netflix viewing behavior is so hard to read, and offers an alternative focusing on a particular insight about the data

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The art of arranging bars

July 12, 2017
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The art of arranging bars

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, shows how to introduce variety into bar charts via colors, sort order and orientation.

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Wheel of fortune without prizes: the negative report about negativity

July 6, 2017
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Wheel of fortune without prizes: the negative report about negativity

Kaiser Fung, creator of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, re-makes a pair of pie charts that illustrate media coverage in Trump's first 100 days

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The less-is-more story, and its meta

June 27, 2017
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The less-is-more story, and its meta

Kaiser Fung, author of Junk Charts and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, uses a graphic by Charles Schwab to illustrate the virtue of less is more in data visualization

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Some like it packed, some like it piled, and some like it wrapped

June 16, 2017
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Some like it packed, some like it piled, and some like it wrapped

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and Junk Charts, discusses chart innovations by Stephen Few and the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland.

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Unintentional deception of area expansion #bigdata #piechart

June 14, 2017
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Unintentional deception of area expansion #bigdata #piechart

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, deconstructs a visualization of Big Data adoption in industry

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What do we think of the "packed" bar chart?

June 7, 2017
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What do we think of the "packed" bar chart?

Xan Gregg - my partner in the #onelesspie campaign to replace terrible Wikipedia pie charts one at a time - has come up with a new chart form that he calls "packed bars". It's a combination of bar charts and...

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The art of contaminating data

June 5, 2017
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The art of contaminating data

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, looks at how art can contaminate data in a data visualization.

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Announcing a new venture

June 1, 2017
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Announcing a new venture

Kaiser Fung introduces Principal Analytics Prep

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Making people jump over hoops

May 30, 2017
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Making people jump over hoops

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and Junk Charts, comments on a WSJ chart about how banks pay their brokers

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