Let's work through a practical example to see how asking and answering questions helps guide you towards more focused data graphics. Read More
Things have a way of repeating themselves, and it can be useful to highlight these patterns in data. Read More
It's important to consider the reasons so that we don't overreact. Otherwise, we're just berating, pointing, and laughing all of the time, and that's not good for anyone. Read More
Focus on finding or displaying contrasting points, and some visual methods are more helpful than others. A guide. Read More
Step 1: Figure out why the outlier exists in the first place. Step 2: Choose from these visualization options to show the outlier. Read More
We love complete and nicely formatted data. That's not what we get a lot of the time. Read More
Data is an abstraction, and it's impossible to encapsulate everything it represents in real life. So there is uncertainty. Here are ways to visualize the uncertainty. Read More
I’ve been teaching my three-year-old son how to ride his bike on two wheels. When I first took off the training wheels, he quickly lost his balance and felt discouraged. He thought he would be able to ride far and fast right away. He felt stuck, and gaining the skill to ride seemed out of reach. I told him it was okay to fall. I used to fall all of...