Presentations can be dreadful. Badly thought-out slides, boring structure, poorly delivered. I once told a colleague after a practice talk to please shoot me before she’d ever make me sit through such a talk again (to be fair, she had called the talk boring herself before she even began). [Read more...] about Review: Jon Schwabish, Better Presentations
I review mostly visualization-related books, but also some others that I find relevant. That includes books about psychology, writing, communication, etc.
Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec have turned their Dear Data project into a book. It's a great example of the kind of creative work you can do around visualization without computers, entirely by hand. What started with a simple idea turned into an amazing project. [Read more...] about Review: Lupi, Posavec, Dear Data
Bad writing and the inability to explain in terms normal people can understand are the hallmarks of academic writing. Here are two books every academic should read and take to heart to be able to recognize bad prose and learn how to fix it. [Read more…] about Review: Munroe’s Thing Explainer and Pinker’s Sense of Style