Proportion Plots

Proportion Plots

Proportion plots help us compare the share of a population between two metrics. It uses length on the left and right side of the chart and connects the lengths by a band in the middle that swoops a lot if there is disproportionality and stays pretty even if the...
Decolonizing Data Viz

Decolonizing Data Viz

What is Data Visualization? A visual representation ofquantitative or qualitative data. so says Stephanie Evergreen. The strength of this definition is that it is so broad, lots of things fit under its umbrella. But perhaps that is also its weakness because it leaves...
So What?

So What?

In the introduction to our dataviz workshop at a Fortune 50, the Chief Operating Officer told the room of his employees that he was looking forward to seeing their work improve as a result of what they learned with us. Because, he said, what they wanted to see on the...
Shaky Data Viz Advice

Shaky Data Viz Advice

The biggest a-ha moment that came from my dissertation was discovering what shaky ground we stand on in data visualization. When my friends heard I was going to study data visualization, they filled my desk with books from Edward Tufte, Stephen Few, and even Garr...