Modern Visualization: Sunburst Charts

For every 10 people on earth, 1 of them lives on an island1.  That person has an excuse for not knowing about modern data visualization techniques.  For the rest of us, I would like to present: the Sunburst chart! Before we start visualizing data, we need to understand data hierarchies.  We will take the simple…

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Modern Visualizations: Packed Bubble vs Treemap

Modern Visualization Modern visualizations can be confusing.  There are usually multiple datapoints encoded into a single object.  In the previous post, we discussed the different type of data encoding and how we can use them to bypass the limitations of our short-term memory. I would like to demonstrate how we can make the most of data in the…

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Data Impression: 2 Concepts to Improve Data Comprehension

A column chart is the staple of data analytics.  Everyone has them.  Everyone knows how to read them.  But in a world of more information, can they leave a lasting data impression?What does the data above tell you?  Could the X axis be items?  Is the Y axis a quantitative value?  Believe it or not,…

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The Neuroscience of Seeing Data

How Does Our Brain Go About Seeing Data? 7, 4, 2, 6, 8, 2, 5, 8, 9, 1, 3, 5  The average human attention span is 1,000 milliseconds shorter than that of a goldfish.  Also, our attention span is getting shorter and shorter due to the constant bombardment of information.  In this six post blog series…

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