If designed with care and preparation, data visualization can immensely improve viewers’ understanding of what is happening. Yes, data exploration and data analysis are essential,..
Can We Understand Blood Test Results without Numbers? Ask Participant 23
About a year ago, I handed in my dissertation. I was examining new visualisation of blood test results amongst UK patients. The aim was to..
Years ago, I took the advice of a famous writer whose name I can’t recall. He suggested that for an idea to be thoroughly examined,..
REVIEW: Be Data Driven by Jordan Morrow
Following up on his first book, which considered data from the individual level, Jordan Morrow’s Be Data Driven looks at harnessing the power of data..
Dreaming of Data
For as long as I can remember, I have struggled with getting a good night’s sleep. I have often gravitated towards staying up late at..
A Tale of Books and Bias
Books were one of our first methods of data storytelling-beyond speaking or paintings. Humans turned data into words, and now we have begun to turn..
Inspired by the Future: Star Trek and the Rise of Dataviz
The challenge of any piece of science fiction – be it literature, film or TV – is to present a complete and realistic view of..
How Long Does It Take to Fall in Love?
Humans have long been curious about the process of dating and finding the right person. Now that we can swipe left and right on the..
Game of Thrones — Network of the Dragon
One of my first data science projects was titled, Who Dies Next in the Game of Thrones?—a short article based on my data mining semester..
Reasons to Visualise the Same Data, Differently
You may have heard, “data visualisation should tell a story” – but this is not always true. Data visuals are created for many reasons: from..
Insights Of Their Own: Visualizing Women’s Baseball
Viz by the author.
SPOTLIGHT: W.E.B. Du Bois Portrait Gallery
Chimdi Nwosu’s interactive visualization, the W.E.B. Du Bois Portrait Gallery, is a beautifully designed exploration of 20 re-created Du Bois charts. The gallery won Favorite..
J. K. Dru
Missing Data: Why Don’t We All Take the 2022 DVS SOTI Survey?
September 2022: the Data Visualization Society is running its annual survey about our diverse and dynamic field. I hope many of us will contribute our data this month, and invite people we know. To request your help on both counts, this article discusses three reasons we might *not* take this survey.
Sewage Alerts: The Long History of Using Maps to Hold Water Companies to Account
This article originally appeared in The Conversation and refers to the huge criticism water companies in the UK are facing over their sewage discharge practices. Southern Water..
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