Color is a major factor in creating effective charts. A good set of colors will highlight the story you want the data to tell, while..
What Makes A Data Visualisation Elegant?
On a dedicated channel, #dvs-topics-in-data-viz, in the Data Visualization Society Slack, our members discuss questions and issues pertinent to the field of data visualization. Discussion..
Why We Find Joy and Value in Creating Data Visualizations
I don’t know about you, but when something piques my interest — TV tropes, color theory, the life-changing magic of tidying up, anything — I..
The Process of Familiarity: An Interview with Nicholas Rougeux
I remember the first time I stumbled across the work of Nicholas Rougeux — it was his painstaking recreation of Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours — and I..
What Are Data Visualization Style Guidelines?
Organizations like Google and London City Intelligence have extended their design systems to include standards specifically for data visualization. This speaks to the growing importance of using data and..
Data Visualization in the Age of Communism
The Soviet Union used data to inspire, terrify, and persuade the proletariat The story of the Soviet Union is indelibly wedded to its propaganda. Visually stunning..
Dataviz as Guide Dog
As a data vis designer living in both the art and data worlds, I sometimes hear that I should “just go wild” or “let my..
How to Use Storytelling Conventions to Create Better Visualizations
Story is the best form of communication we have. To the steely-eyed analyst, it may seem superfluous and manipulative — a way to persuade with..
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