Visualizations have finally become a respected language of business. So who better than Harvard Business Review to give you a crash course on how to speak fluent chart. What is it? A beginner’s guide to viewing and creating good data viz. Think of it as a much needed, easy to
Charles Duhigg, in chapter 8 of his latest book Smarter, Faster, Better, perfectly illustrates the challenge of, as well as outlines a solution to, information overload. 6 years ago Patrick (aka General Knowledge) and I unknowingly dove head first into this world of cognitive psychology. It was filled with high-falutin
Something for the reading list, if you’re interested in infographics and/or visual information design. Alberto Cairo has a new book called “The Truthful Art: Data, Charts and Maps for Communication.” (grab a copy on Amazon, or your fav bookseller) You can also read an excerpt from the book over at
The Western U.S. is being hit with droughts across several ranges of time. There’s longer-term dryness from Nevada and Arizona that causes higher levels of dust to melt snowpack in the Rockies faster than normal. Colorado has too much water in some places, after nearly a decade of too little
While catching up on some reading during Thanksgiving weekend, I stumbled across this lengthy gem by Matt Taibbi, which details the story of a whistleblower at JP Morgan/Chase. What unfolds confirms most people’s worst suspicions about the greed and willful malevolence that lead to the economic catastrophe of 2007-08 and
A must-have for any communicator’s library, this book comprehensively breaks down the anatomy of a compelling presentation.
The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World’s Most Consequential Trivia by David McCandless Already well known for his work on the site Information is Beautiful, McCandless gives us a sense of what’s possible as far as creative ways to visualize data, no matter how seemingly trivial. You can read