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Archive of the posts written by author : Ben Jones.

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…

It’s International Chart Day. That’s Damn Right It Is!

I thought it was pretty great that Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41) teamed up with Tumblr…

Taking Back the Internet

I’m in the middle of writing my second book (I hope I’m at least in…

How the Liberal Arts are Saving Business Intelligence

Wow. A whole year without a single blog post. So sorry everyone, I honestly don’t…