The Backlash Against Data Dogmatism

Have you noticed it as well? The tide is turning against dogmatism in data visualization,…

3 Fun Vizzes, 2 Useful Tableau Tips and 1 Dangerous One

I believe in the creative power of play in any discipline. Data visualization is no…

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…