Can you put ranked data into a pie chart that also represents time? This chart tries, and I think it succeeds.
How do you make people not just see numbers when looking at a chart, but feel something? This chart of the number of deaths during the Iraq war has always given me a visceral response like no other, and it’s still as powerful as when it was made almost ten years ago. So I made a chart appreciation video to explain what I think is so great about it.
We all agree that the direction of the bars in a bar chart should correspond to the direction in which the values grow. Or do we? When it comes to running or audio recording and processing, it turns out that the seemingly wrong choice can be the right one – because a more semantically meaningful representation […]
Scaling objects to represent a value is a key part of visualization, but it’s not without its pitfalls. Especially when it comes to fancy infographic bar charts, it can easily distort the value’s appearance. Why that is, and where else this can happen, isn’t always obvious. In my new video, I show how it happens […]
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What happens when you connect all the ZIP codes in the U.S. in order? It's a surprising and interesting pattern. Explore yourself!
Think you know pie charts? Here's an overview, tips&tricks, and cutting-edge research on the chart everybody loves to hate.
When I publish scientific papers, I write about them here. There's research on visualization techniques, perception, and other topics.
eagereyes has been around for a bit! This interactive calendar lets you explore more than ten years' worth of content.