Posts Tagged ‘ Bar chart ’

Speed demon quartered and shrunk

August 14, 2017
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Speed demon quartered and shrunk

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, explains how Microsoft distorted and exaggerated the relative speed of its Edge browser relative to competition

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Starstruck and doubled over: losing poise over Indian charts

August 9, 2017
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Starstruck and doubled over: losing poise over Indian charts

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junkcharts and Principal Analytics Prep, explains why two simple charts from the press in India confused and annoyed readers, offering alternative versions that make a greater impact.

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Another simple Excel chart needs help

July 24, 2017
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Another simple Excel chart needs help

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and Junk Charts, takes apart an Elon Musk chart, created using some Excel defaults.

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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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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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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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Canadian winters in cold gray

May 16, 2017
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Canadian winters in cold gray

I was looking at some Canadian data graphics while planning my talk in Vancouver this Thursday (you can register for the free talk here). I love the concept behind the following chart: Based on the forecasted temperature for 2015 (specifically...

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