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This map steals story-telling from the designer

May 28, 2018
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This map steals story-telling from the designer

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, discusses a map showing theft of drugs from VA hospitals across the nation.

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Portrait: Jason Dykes

May 24, 2018
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Portrait: Jason Dykes

Jason Dykes is professor at City University London, where he also co-leads the giCentre. He straddles the line between cartography and visualization, publishing in both communities and combining ideas from both – which have led to crossover ideas like spatially-ordered treemaps and map lineups. Jason is also the driving force behind the Velo Club de VIS, […]

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Visualization: Three Alternate Histories

May 22, 2018
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Visualization: Three Alternate Histories

The academic visualization community largely comes from computer science: most of the professors teach in computer science (or similar) departments, most of the students doing research are computer science students of some flavor or other. It's interesting to consider how the field might be different if visualization had emerged from a different discipline. The inspiration […]

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Light entertainment: I am a pen and I object

May 21, 2018
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Light entertainment: I am a pen and I object

You've got to look out for conflicts on your dataviz! Example from Explosm courtesy of reader Chris P. Color says one thing. Face says something else. Words agree with Color. Pen objects.

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Light entertainment: I am a pen and I object

May 21, 2018
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Light entertainment: I am a pen and I object

You've got to look out for conflicts on your dataviz! Example from Explosm courtesy of reader Chris P. Color says one thing. Face says something else. Words agree with Color. Pen objects.

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Common charting issues related to connecting lines, labels, sequencing

May 10, 2018
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Common charting issues related to connecting lines, labels, sequencing

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses a chart about digital marketing salaries, which contains perceptive problems found in many charts.

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Common charting issues related to connecting lines, labels, sequencing

May 10, 2018
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Common charting issues related to connecting lines, labels, sequencing

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses a chart about digital marketing salaries, which contains perceptive problems found in many charts.

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Seven Visualization Talks That Terrified Me At CHI

May 2, 2018
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Seven Visualization Talks That Terrified Me At CHI

I recently attended CHI 2018 in Montréal, QC. Normally conferences leave me excited for the next idea or the next direction (and also physically exhausted). This was one of the first where I was left feeling terrified: a lot of the work did an excellent job of highlighting core problems about our assumptions as visualization researchers, and poked at big intractable issues that I had mostly been ignoring for a long…

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Fantastic visual, but the Google data need some pre-processing

May 1, 2018
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Fantastic visual, but the Google data need some pre-processing

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, likes the visual design of the How to Fix It project by Google Newslab and Xaquin, and suggests that the search index data need to be pre-processed.

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Fantastic visual, but the Google data need some pre-processing

May 1, 2018
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Fantastic visual, but the Google data need some pre-processing

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, likes the visual design of the How to Fix It project by Google Newslab and Xaquin, and suggests that the search index data need to be pre-processed.

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