This project started from my interest in extracting color palettes from scenes of everyday life—I like to take pictures of what is all around me..
You’ve Got Mail: Part 5 of a Year-Long Personal Data Project
This is the fifth installment of a year-long data visualization journey. If you want to read the fourth part before jumping in, here’s the article..
You’ve Visualized Your Data, Now Actualize Your Promotion
I sat through approximately 160 cross-calibration conversations for analysts in my career. A cross-cal is how many companies ensure associates get a fair performance rating..
REVIEW: Data + Diversity-Exploring the Data Visualizations of W.E.B. Du Bois
I identify as “new to data.” So, when I attended Tableau’s February Data + Diversity talk, I was totally sending out imposter syndrome vibes. In..
What Is the Bechdel Test and What Is Its Relevance to Today’s Film Industry?
The film industry is one of the most impactful sectors in our society and it has been influencing our values and opinions for decades now...
SPOTLIGHT: The Process behind “Among Us” and What I Learned from the DVS Census Challenge
Loris’s visualization won first place in this year’s Data Visualization Society Census Challenge, exploratory category. As a data visualization designer hobbyist, participating in the DVS Census..
Three Questions with… Emilia Ruzicka
This content originally appeared as part of The ‘Gale newsletter. Today, we’re getting to know one of our regular Nightingale writers, Emilia Ruzicka. Emilia studied data journalism..
The Why, the What, and the How in Dataviz
This is part nine in a series of articles that illustrate how basic design principles can improve information display. The previous article took a deep..
REVIEW: Evergreen Data Academy
Two years ago, I didn’t even know that data visualization was a thing. I had just started a new job where I was asked to..
REVIEW: Hands-on Data Visualization
As a community-taught dataviz designer, I love digging into the craft of turning data into narrative and finding new ways to combat the dataviz equivalent..
Chatting Xenographics With Maarten Lambrechts
This content originally appeared as part of The ‘Gale newsletter.Maarten Lambrechts is a freelance data journalist, data designer, and visualization consultant. Recently, he sat down with Nightingale to..
Walter Paixão Côrtes
How to in Grafana - Part 2: Creating Interactive Dashboards
This is the second article in a series about Grafana. Part 1 was an intro, demonstrating how to create a simple static dashboard using Grafana,..
SPOTLIGHT: Europe against Racism – in Memoriam to George Floyd
The brutal killing of George Floyd made me rethink many things. Racism is a global problem, but this incident reached a tipping point that drove..
Perceptual Uniformity with HCL Wizard
In this writing, I discuss how to build a Color Scheme for your data visualization with the freely accessible web app called HCL Wizard. HCL..
Three Questions with… Amanda Makulec
This content originally appeared as part of The ‘Gale newsletter. Back in January, the Data Visualization Society held its first ever Annual General Meeting and elected a..
Acnephobic: Faces for a Feminist Data Practice
Data visualizations use symbols as a tool to represent a subject. They interpret, simplify, and synthesize – often in a manner detached from the physical..
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