My *Expert* Opinion

My *Expert* Opinion

The team at Infogram recently published an article titled Top Data Visualization Trends in 2017, which they sourced from a diverse range people in the industry (including me). I was pretty amused to be called an expert in their promotional tweets, but then realized that I do spend a LOT of time thinking about this stuff, so I'll take it. 

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Tapestry 2017 Recap

Tapestry 2017 Recap

Last week I attended my favorite conference, Tapestry, for data storytelling. This is my third year running, and it's starting to feel like family reunion. Last year, I gave a short story presentation on the power of drawing in visual storytelling, which you can watch on the conference archive page. You can also read a recap of the experience and check out my sketchnotes over on my blog. 

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Playing With Real(ish) Data: Visualizing the Books I Read Last Year

Playing With Real(ish) Data: Visualizing the Books I Read Last Year

I haven't played with Tableau in forever, so I thought it would be fun to dust off my skillz and play with some data from Goodreads. I crushed a lot of books last year, thanks to an Audible subscription and being constantly on the road with earbuds in my ears. I am new to Tableau public, and am not even sure this embed of my dashboard will work, but I'm going to give it a try. The only way to find out if it works is to publish...so here goes...

UPDATE: It worked! Small caveat, of course it is not responsive so don't even bother trying to look at this unless you are using a laptop or desktop computer. Maybe I'll play around with a mobile friendly version in the future, or maybe I won't :) 

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Data Viz DC Recap

Data Viz DC Recap

I had so much fun speaking at Chief Agency for the December Data Viz DC meetup last night! Special thanks to Casey at Chief for coordinating with Sean to put on the event, and thanks to all those that came out! Unfortunately there were some people who had to be moved to the wait list due to space restrictions. Hopefully we can do something similar again, but the folks at Chief did capture a rough video. 

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