It can be hard to get excited about the standard datasets that we keep using to show how visualization and statistics work. But if that's the case for you, it's not the datasets's fault, it's you! Here’s how to keep that spark going! [Read more...] about How to Get Excited About Standard Datasets
I'm delighted to be one of the co-chairs of the workshop on reproducibility, verification, and validation in visualization (EuroRVVV – quite possibly the worst-acronymed workshop in visualization) at EuroVis. The topic this year is uncertainty, and we're looking for all kinds of contributions to this important topic. [Read more...] about EuroRVVV Call For Papers!
When maps are used to display data, there is often a discrepancy between the data being shown, which almost never relates to area, and the area of the different parts of the map. This is particularly common in election maps. This new map of votes in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election cleverly combines geography and data in a clear and compelling way. [Read more...] about A Smart Take on Election Maps