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”…

Avoiding Data Pitfalls, Part 1: Gaps Between Data and Reality

Happy New Year! In 2015 I’ll be publishing a periodic series of blog posts entitled…

Kobe Vs. Jordan: what defines a “career”?

Since Kobe Bryant surpassed Michael Jordan in “career points” scored this past Sunday, much has…

Free Sampler of Communicating Data with Tableau

In June of this year I published my first book with O’Reilly Media called “Communicating…

Visualizing the Ebola Scare Using Google Trends & Tableau

Vox published an interesting post today called “America has stopped paying attention, but Ebola is…

U.S. Congressional District choropleths made easy

At the Tableau Public blog, we’ve chosen to focus on political data visualizations during the…

How to Make Small Multiple Maps in Tableau

I’m a big fan of small multiples in data viz, and I’m somewhat of a…