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Archive of the posts written by author : Ben Jones.

On to the Next Chapter

Today’s my last day as an employee of Tableau. It has been an unforgettable 6…

Does Your Team Need a Data Curator?

(Featured image: iStock/stefanamer) Do you need a dedicated “data curator”, or is that a task…

How to Make a Clock Chart in Tableau

I’m currently working on my second book, Avoiding Data Pitfalls, which I hope to complete…

On Data Ethics

Yesterday evening I started teaching a new data visualization class at the University of Washington’s…

Announcing the 2018 Tapestry Conference

Great news, data fans – Tapestry is happening! For those of you who have been…

Love for Dot Plots

Note: This post is inspired by Cole Knaflic’s August 2018 #SWDChallenge to data visualization practitioners…

When Data is the Dumbest Sh-t You’ve Ever Heard

Data is used to measure and compare human beings in many ways in the world…

What’s the Biggest Challenge for Data Workers Today?

Those of use who work with data call ourselves many things these days. From the…

You Need to Read Hans Rosling’s Factfulness

I just finished listening to Hans Rosling’s posthumously published book Factfulness, in which he and…

When Has a Data Analyst Succeeded?

I read a thought-provoking blog post by Roger Peng of Simply Stats (and professor in…