Videos about various aspects of data visualization, noteworthy charts and graphical news pieces (“chart appreciations”), what data even is, etc.
New video: Chart Appreciation, Iraq’s Bloody Toll by Simon Scarr
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 […]
New Video: Linear vs. Quadratic Change
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 […]
New video: Florence Nightingale’s Famous Rose Chart (aka “Coxcomb”)
It’s Florence Nightingale’s 201st birthday tomorrow! Since I missed her 200th, I figured I’d make a video about her famous chart. What made it tick? What was it about? Who was Nightingale, anyway?