The Process

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✚ Visualization Tools and Learning Resources, January 2022 Roundup

Welcome to issue #174 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members about how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and every month I collect tools and resources to help you visualize data better. This is the good stuff for January 2022. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides.

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✚ Boring Charts – The Process 173

Welcome to issue #173 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members about how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m thinking about the differences between boring charts and not so boring charts. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides.

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✚ Debating About Visualization – The Process 172

Welcome to issue #172 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members about how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I was thinking about… spirals? What. I was going to grace you with my 10,000-word thought piece on the nature of spiral charts and their relationship to life itself, but I’m placing it on the back burner for now. Sorry. Become a member for access to...

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✚ Finding New Visualization Tools for a New Point of View – The Process 171

Welcome to issue #171 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members about how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week, while gently making my way out of the holidays, I’m thinking about finding new tools and mediums for the new year. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides.

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✚ Visualization Tools and Resources, December 2021 Roundup

Welcome to issue #170 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members on how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and every month I collect visualization tools and resources to help you make better charts. This is the good stuff for December. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides.

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✚ Sorting Usefully – The Process 169

Welcome to issue #169 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members about how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m walking through the small steps I take to make a relatively straightforward chart more informative. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides.

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✚ Get Input – The Process 168

Welcome to issue #168 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members on how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m thinking about the importance of showing your charts to others before you’re in too deep to recognize what does and does not work. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides.

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✚ Visualization Tools and Resources, November 2021 Roundup

Welcome to issue #167 The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and we’re back from Thanksgiving. I hope you were able to take some time off. Every month I collect tools and resources to help you make better charts. This month I’m including some job listings too, as there were some that caught my eye. Here’s the good...

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✚ Connecting Data to Practicality – The Process 166

Welcome to issue #166 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week my attention span is hanging on to dear life as we head towards Thanksgiving here in the U.S. I’m also thinking about the often missed next step to making the numbers more than just numbers. Become a member for access to this —...

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✚ Goodbye, Chartjunk – The Process 164

Welcome to issue #164 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 we’re ready to come together as one and stop using “chartjunk” to describe any graph or visual element that doesn’t tick a certain number of boxes. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides.

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