• Site Changes Coming, How to Follow Sites, and Where I’ve Been

    Site Changes Coming, How to Follow Sites, and Where I’ve Been

    This site has been around for over 16 years now, and a lot has changed in the world during that time. I’m currently working on an overhaul and wanted to give everybody an idea of what I’m thinking about and why there has been little activity. In light of recent developments, here are also some […] Read more…

  • Midjourney is a Trip

    Midjourney is a Trip

    Of the several AI-powered systems that can create images from text prompts, MidJourney is the most easily accessible one right now. I’ve had some fun playing with it, Read more…

  • New video: Gauges for Data Visualization, The NY Times Election Needle, and Circular Bar Charts

    New video: Gauges for Data Visualization, The NY Times Election Needle, and Circular Bar Charts

    Gauges aren’t very popular in visualization, but they have some interesting properties. There is, of course, the infamous NY Times “election needle,” but you’re probably using gauges every day without giving them too much thought. There’s also an interesting connection with circular bar charts, which I think can work well when used as part-to-whole charts. […] Read more…

  • Watch My Outlier Talk: This Should Have Been A Bar Chart!

    Watch My Outlier Talk: This Should Have Been A Bar Chart!

    I gave a talk at the Outlier conference earlier this year, with the somewhat elaborate title, The Joys – and Dangers – of Bespoke and Unusual Chart Types. Though I eventually decided to go with the much shorter, This Should Have Been A Bar Chart! You can watch it on YouTube now. Read more…

a girl in front of a blackboard that has pie charts drawn on it

They’re often maligned, yet very commonly used. So how do pie charts actually work, and when might you use them?

a 50s-style orange tv set showing static

I make videos about a variety of topics related to data visualization, data in general, specific techniques, etc.

a loose stack of papers

A (mostly) complete list of my published papers in the scientific literature

a stack of books

I review books on data visualization and related topics (including information graphics, perceptual psychology, etc.)