People don’t use pie charts because they think it’s the most effective way to display the data. They use pie charts because it is an acceptable way to add a little color to a technical piece of work. When you look at it this way, 3D pie charts are understandable. They are just jazzier versions […]
Trying something new here, let me know if you like it! Check out www.gapminder.org to see him in action!
My initial updates to Eval Central are complete, so back to cartooning! Are networks an evolution in the manner by which we organize and process complexity? Manuel Lima of Bing makes the argument in the RSA talk embeded below. I have always found comfort in complexity so his talk struck a chord and inspired a […]
I have always been comfortable working with numbers. Mix that with my eagerness to learn new software packages and develop some level of programming experience and you will find someone whose career has led him down a mostly quantitative path. Methods though, should not be dictated by experience and comfort but rather the questions you […]
Just finished my second, and final, presentation on data visualization. One thing that is not hard to miss, evaluators are really interested in data visualization. Every session put on by the newly formed Data Visualization and Reporting Topical Interest Group was full to the brim, standing/sitting on the floor room only. And, because this is […]
I think we sometimes take maps for granted. Think of all the very specific elements that make maps work; points representing cities, imaginary lines separating countries, latitude, longitude, and countless others. At some point these did not exist. These visualizations have been in our lives long before the existence of computers. Today, with the combination […]