Category Archives: Text Visualization

Visualizing with Text: Endorsements and more examples

Thanks everyone who’s bought a copy of Visualizing with Text. I hope you’re enjoying it. I’m really appreciate some of the examples I’m seeing in the wild. Here’s some fantastic examples from Georgios Karamanis. I like the shifted + bold … Continue reading

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Visualizing Causes of Death in Georgian London

LondonLives.org is a collection of 240,000 historic manuscripts from eighteenth century London. These have been collected, organized and analyzed, such as Sharon Howard’s summary of 2894 coroner inquests from London 1760-1799 with each case including subjects, verdicts and causes of … Continue reading

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In Defence of Data-Dense Visualizations

I’ve done a couple of presentations with content from my book Visualizing with Text to grad classes in the last month. In both cases, a couple of people expressed concern regarding the complexity of some visualizations, being particularly data dense. … Continue reading

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Visualizing with Text: author’s copy and new content

I just received my author’s copy of Visualizing with Text this morning! It’s awesome to finally hold the book after 2 years of writing (and the start of this blog 7 years ago!): Flipping through triggers some memories, like finding … Continue reading

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Visualizing with Text – high-res figures now on-line

Visualizing with Text releases any day now: I hope to have my copy before the end of VisWeek. I’ve finally posted all the figures that I authored on-line with a CC-BY-SA 4.0 license. There’s 158 high-resolution images and diagrams from … Continue reading

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Visualizing with Text – Interactive Demos

Visualizing with Text now has interactive demos made with observable notebooks. One demo for word skimming is discussed including some code edits to make colorful text. Continue reading

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“…and what is the use of a book without pictures or conversations?”

My book Visualizing with Text is nearing publication (early November!). One goal of the book is to appeal to both researchers (with structured text with logical arguments), and designers (with many examples and pictures). I really like books with lots … Continue reading

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Designing a Book Cover (or the long history of text on paths)

Note: I will be speaking at the Data Visualization Society (DVS) Fireside Chat on Typography for Data Visualization on Wednesday June 24th. After two years, my book Visualizing with Text is getting close to publication. Finally, it is time to … Continue reading

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Text and Visualization Workshop at ESAD Vallence

I had the good fortune to be invited to speak at a workshop late last year at the ESAD design school in Valence France: The workshop was titled sous le texte la carte: La visualisation du texte en cartographie. Although … Continue reading

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Organizing a visualization book

I’d previously created a book, with David Jonker, regarding Graph Analysis and Visualization in 2015. It was a lot of work. With lots of visuals and text, a word processor is pretty good to see a page or two, but … Continue reading

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