Oct 8th · I made a web tool that lets you spy your hidden literary style
Yes, the contrast is stark. But the wild mix of symbols can be beautiful, too. Look at the array of dots and dashes above! This morse code is both meaningless and yet so meaningful. We can look and say: brief sentence; description; shorter description; action; action; action.
~12 min read · Sep 7th · My last post, Average Colors of the World, leaked out of this blog and spread all over the internet! It was super neat, but a common piece of feedback stuck in my head: I only mapped what the world…
Sep 22nd · In September, this art exhibition will blanket the National Mall with over 600,000 white flags, showing the magnitude of our loss as a nation, while honoring each person who has died from COVID-19.
3 min read · Sep 16th · This article is part of The Kids’ Table section on kids dataviz. This section of Nightingale is filled with mini-lessons and drawing activities so that you can do data visualization, too! Each of the…
7 min read · Aug 28th · Data viz has reached the masses. Don’t mistake that for proficiency.
here are a few pointers, courtesy of Shander and Wexler, for how to go about instilling a data viz-friendly culture throughout your company. Expose people to “gateway” visualizations. Strike a balance of complexity. Explain (a bit) about cognitive processing. Stress the importance of intentional choices. Teach caution with colors — and in general. Consider a data-visualization style guide
STRIKE A BALANCE OF COMPLEXITY Any data-viz literacy effort would need to include an overview of visualization types. There are a number of quality catalogs available to leverage (like the Data Visualisation Catalogue and Tableau’s Data Visualization Glossary.) Still, how deep exactly to delve can be a tricky consideration
Sep 9th · James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti teamed up for another book of maps, Atlas of the Invisible: Sometimes we miss what we can’t step back to see. Sometimes the invisible only appears with the creep of…