“I have a question, is all of this just a fad?” This was asked a couple of weeks ago while I was giving a presentation on interactive data visualization and infographics. My answer, which I base on three points, is this, “no, it’s not just a fad.” The internet is visual (auditory too but that’s a different post). As your audience has grown […]
One of my favorite things about evaluation is that there is a need to communicate findings and evidence to a wide variety of audiences. It’s not enough to just do the evaluation. You need to make the results digestible for all sorts of people. Then you need to reach those people. This means explaining important academic concepts to […]
This past week the latest edition of New Directions for Evaluation started hitting mailboxes. The issue covers Data Visualization in Evaluation (it’s part 1 of 2). In it you’ll find an article written by yours truly on recent developments in quantitative visualization. I tried to cover a few things, but the topic that has captivated […]
If heat maps could talk…
Doesn't the word choropleth just roll off the tongue? Did you know that DC has about 50 grand more people living in its borders than Wyoming? Am I asking questions because I'm too lazy to write a better post to go along with this cartoon?
It’s pretty easy to tear down a data visualization. Between Tufte’s traveling show and any number of solid data visualization blogs, we’re creating a hive of instacritics that are currently laying down a path of destruction through unsuspecting visualizers. I try to limit my critiques these days. As easy as it is to tear down […]