I’m always nervous about framing any discussion or blog post around data storytelling. After all, my book has a whole chapter on telling stories in data visualisation, based on previous posts in this blog such as Should every visualisation tell a story? and Should data visualisations always tell a story? (such an interesting subject I […]
How can I become a numbers person?
This post is an interview with Selena Fisk, author of “I’m not a numbers person” – previously published in Data Visualisation Society’s online Nightingale publication When I came across I’m not a numbers person and learned about Dr. Selena Fisk, I knew that I would be interested in reading the book to help increase my grounding in data […]
Is white space always your friend?
Today’s blog post focuses around a visualisation challenge set by Cole Knaflic, author of the seminal work Storytelling with Data. This year she is setting a monthly challenge, with the first challenge set out here The challenge is simple. Using any data you care to source, create (and share) an annotated line graph. As is […]
So, what’s the point?
Another blog post – another question. But this one might suggest that I’m losing my love of data visualisation. Losing the momentum that drives me to produce lots of work. An introspective question it might be, but don’t worry, it’s not an exasperated cry for help. Let me explain. Earlier this year, not for the first […]
Should data visualisations always tell a story?
I feel a bit of a fraud asking this question. It’s been asked, debated, blogged and further debated many times before. You can get opinions on the subject from people with much more experience in data visualisation than me. For example: Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, Alberto Cairo, Jon Schwabish, Georgia Lupi, Chad Skelton, Sophie Sparkes, Robert Kosara […]