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On alternative pizzas, pie charts and datavis pedantry

By | March 7th, 2017|Categories: 14 Effective design|

So our usually calm data visualization corner on Twitter was shaken by this tweet: https://twitter.com/YouGov/status/838720989991223297 quickly followed by this one: https://twitter.com/YouGov/status/838750115796041728 What was all the fuss about? Well, Elijah Meeks summarizes it nicely: https://twitter.com/Elijah_Meeks/status/838877302050082816 So, [...]

10 reasons why you should take Excel dashboards seriously

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: Dashboards, Uncategorized|Tags: |

This post on how to make Excel dashboards was one of the first I published here, and it still is one of the most popular posts. But I actually prefer broader data visualization discussions than Excel tips & tricks. [...]

Suddenly, the colorful lollipop turns into a dangerous match

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

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 [...]

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Write your own data visualization stylebook

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

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 [...]

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