A while ago, Kaiser Fung criticized a chart for its uselessness because it only showed four numbers. The chart appeared on the smart web comic Abstruse Goose (which, as of this writing, is down for a site reorganization). [Read more…] about Four Values Can Still Be Worth A Chart
Tapestry is a new conference on storytelling with data. While it focuses on visual ways of telling stories in journalism, there will be a broad range of topics, and a line-up of amazing speakers. [Read more…] about Tapestry, The Conference About Storytelling With Data
Last week, I recorded a guest appearance on the Data Stories podcast with Enrico Bertini and Moritz Stefaner. Find out if the voice you imagine when reading this blog sounds like my voice (spoiler: it doesn’t), and how my Austrian accent meshes with Moritz’ German and Enrico’s Italian ones (spoiler: very well). [Read more…] about Listen To Me Dispense My Wisdom on the Data Stories Podcast!
After posting my response to Gelman and Unwin’s article on visualization and statistical graphics recently, I have now collected links to all the three other responses as well: Stephen Few, Paul Murrell, and Hadley Wickham. [Read more…] about All Responses to Gelman and Unwin in One Convenient Posting
This is how scholarly exchanges used to work: Scientist A publishes a result, Scientist B then writes an angry letter saying that Scientist A is full of it, to which A responds with more insults, etc., and all that published in a fine scholarly journal. I was recently asked to respond to a piece Andrew Gelman and Anthony Unwin had written about visualization for the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, which had some issues.
This final installment of the digest sums up a few more thoughts on this year’s VisWeek. Inside: SciVis, BioVis, and parties! [Read more…] about VisWeek 2012 Digest, Part 3
In this second installment, I pick some of the more noteworthy papers and events from Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at VisWeek 2012. There was some remarkable work, which I think and hope will shape the future of visualization research. [Read more…] about VisWeek 2012 Digest, Part 2
I gorged myself on talks, panels, and tutorials last week. And parties, oh the parties. Time to digest all of it and, um, extract the most important bits. Since there is so much to talk about, I have split this up into three parts. Parts 1 and 2 will discuss individual papers and events, part 3 will add some more general observations. [Read more…] about VisWeek 2012 Digest, Part 1
VisWeek 2012 started today, and it started with quite a bang. Here are some observations and highlights from the first day. [Read more…] about VisWeek 2012, Day One
What good is a blog if it doesn’t serve the noble goal of self-promotion? Here are a few pointers to papers I’m involved in at VisWeek, as well a job posting that’s kind of my fault. [Read more…] about A Few VisWeek Pointers