This is not a post about colour theory, though colour theory is on my mind due to my current reading matter. If you’re interested in colour theory then I hope you’re keeping abreast of my book reviews this year. They’re all here on this blog under the #bookreview tag and Josef Albers’ legendary book – […]
How do we visualise branches of knowledge?
This question is answered by the subtitle of “The Book of Trees” by Manuel Lima. I’m reviewing this as part of my 2021 project to review 20+ books on my shelves – a combination of those that are unread, and those that are brand new. For me, The Book of Trees falls into the first […]
Why do we visualise using triangles?
OK, so the title to this is a deliberate reference to an earlier post: Why do we visualise using circles? That particular post celebrated Manuel Lima’s amazing book and went over many of the opinions that people have expressed about circles in data visualisation – love them or hate them. But what about triangles? I don’t […]
Does it matter if shapes overlap in a visualisation?
This post is a brief journey through the design process for my recent visualisation showing the first 3500+ members of the Data Visualisation Society By way of a challenge, we were provided with anonymised data – consisting of just sign-up dates/times, self-reported scores averaged over three areas (summarised using the terms “data”, “visualisation” and “society”, and […]