The Process

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✚ Visually Inefficient

Welcome to issue #194 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m trading optimized visual efficiency for joy and interest. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides.

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✚ Gridlines

Welcome to issue #193 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m checking out the gridlines on charts. They serve as a point of reference in some charts and guide the eyes in others, coming in different styles and layouts. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides.

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✚ Using Absolute vs. Relative Scales

Welcome to issue #192 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m thinking about comparing absolute counts versus relative rates. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides.

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✚ Three Questions to Visualize Data Effectively

Welcome to issue #191 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m thinking about the three questions you should ask yourself to make effective charts during the design process, in all contexts of charty goodness. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides.

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✚ Visualization Tools and Learning Resources, May 2022 Roundup

Welcome to issue #190 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and every month I collect tools and resources to help you make better charts. This is the good stuff for May. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides.

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✚ This Time With Purpose

Welcome to issue #189 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m thinking about purpose — the purpose of a chart, the purpose of a data point, and the purpose of what we do. Without purpose, there isn’t a whole lot to grasp on. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials,...

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✚ Chart Tool Snob

Welcome to issue #188 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m thinking about a snobby comment about tools. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides.

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✚ Visualization Tools and Learning Resources, April 2022 Roundup

Welcome to issue #187 of [The Process](https://flowingdata.com/category/the-process/), the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and every month I collect tools and resources that help to visualize data better. Here’s the good stuff for April. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides.

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✚ Stuck in a Form – The Process 186

Welcome to issue #186 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m thinking about what happens when you choose your visual encodings before considering your data. Usually the results…aren’t the best. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides.

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✚ Manually – The Process 185

Welcome to issue #185 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m thinking that manually editing charts is worthwhile, despite the possibility of manually making mistakes. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides.

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