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How Google and Facebook Failed on a Simple Stacked Bar

I came across these two stacked bar visualizations and felt compelled to speak with you all.  If two major companies communicate with their audiences this way, I’d bet there are many authoring similar works.Google AnalyticsFacebook investors presentationA basic  visualization rule is to use separate colors for distinct items like search channels or geographic regions — […]

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5 ways the WSJ destroyed this simple bar chart

I just read this article (https://www.wsj.com/articles/asian-shares-lack-direction-1518051458) and had to immediately post.  I’ll keep it simple:I had to figure out  the colored bars corresponded to the Feb 2018 declines.There’s no legend for the gradient.  I assume it’s the percentage of decline.Labeling each bar would make the amount of decline specific.The chart is placed far away from […]

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Why Hyper is making me hyper — the answer will surprise you!

[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″][cs_element_row _id=”2″][cs_element_column _id=”3″][cs_element_text _id=”4″][x_blockquote cite=”” type=”left”]“Tableau is going to enable users to create better looking charts faster — a lot more of them — and they won’t necessarily help make better business decisions.”[/x_blockquote][cs_element_text _id=”6″][cs_element_text _id=”7″][cs_element_headline _id=”8″][x_blockquote cite=”” type=”left”]“Hyper will enable existing bad habits. It will increase the performance of slow, poorly designed dashboards and […]

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Analytic Stories : Episode 6

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Meet the inventor of the electronic spreadsheet[/cs_text][cs_text]The Single Most Powerful Visualization Of Harvey’s Impact[/cs_text][cs_text]Shock and precision in visualization[/cs_text][cs_text]NFL footballs to have data-collecting chips this season[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]

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Analytic Stories : Episode 5

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]What Is Data Democratization?[/cs_text][cs_text]See Tableau, Amazon Redshift, and RDS Doing Beautiful Things Together[/cs_text][cs_text]Toyota, Intel and others form big data group for automotive tech[/cs_text][cs_text]When a bar chart can be misleading[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]

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Analytic Stories : Episode 4

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 10px 0px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Tableau Acquires Natural Language Query Startup ClearGraph[/cs_text][cs_text]Something Going Up Is Not Always Good[/cs_text][cs_text] How BMW Uses Artificial Intelligence And Big Data To Design And Build Cars Of Tomorrow [/cs_text][cs_text]NBA Hackathon […]

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Analytic Stories : Episode 3

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]How To Use Color To Prove Your Point, From A Data Viz Expert[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Edward Tufte on Data, Analysis, & Truth[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row […]

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Analytic Stories : Episode 2

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]These days in baseball, every batter is trying to find an angle[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Here’s What Ulta Is Really Doing With All […]

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Analytic Stories : Episode 1

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px 0px 45px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text] Uber offers access to its traffic data with Movement Big Prize in Amazon-Whole Foods Deal: Data How Tiny Satellites Are Changing The Way We Do Business Tableau 10.4 Beta: […]

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