Tag Archives: dataviz

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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50 categoric colors, inspired by telephone wires

Using colors to represent different categories of data is challenging to scale past ten unique colors. Many authors and researchers recommend against it. Colobrewer2 doesn’t go┬ápast 12 unique colors. D3.js offers three variants of color scales with 20 unique colors. … Continue reading

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Papers, Rejections and Critiques

There have been a few recent blog posts after VisWeek about paper rejections such as Niklas’ Elmqvist’s Dealing with Rejection and Robert Kosara’s related Dealing with Paper Rejections. Rejections are certainly a painful part of the academic review process I’ve … Continue reading

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Microtext Line Charts

Sometimes a line chart needs to display a lot of lines. Instead of splitting into a grid of charts, consider replacing the lines with text. Continue reading

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