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Archive of the posts written by author : Ben Jones.

Book Review: Storytelling with Data

I had the pleasure of reading Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic’s recently released book Storytelling with Data…

A Pew Chart Redesign

I’m a huge fan of the Pew Research Center. They consistently publish interesting statistical insights…

Avoiding Data Pitfalls, Part 3: Confusing Colors

This is the 3rd in a blog post series called “Avoiding Data Pitfalls” (1st, 2nd)…

My 3 Basic Tenets of Data Visualization

I have a few thoughts I’d like to put out there, in the spirit of…

How to Make a Scatterplot with Marginal Histograms in Tableau

First, apologies for the blog post drought! It was that kind of summer. It’s good…

Nature and Viz

I spend a lot of my free time with my family in nature, and it…

On Visualizing Data Well

William Zinsser, 92, died last week. Zinsser, author of On Writing Well, the classic guide…

Sunset Color Palettes

Earlier this week I was visiting family in Ventura County, California. I had a nice…

Tapestry 2015: Seven Data Story Types

Here is my 2015 Tapestry Conference presentation using Freedom of the Press data (Excel, source).…

Avoiding Data Pitfalls, Part 2: Fooled by Small Samples

Previous – “Part 1: Gaps Between Data and Reality“ I’m reading “Thinking, Fast and Slow”…