Category: graphs

Does the NFL Have a Concussion Problem? Graphs Tell the Story.

March 23, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Chris Borland made headlines last week when he announced, after one year in the NFL, he was retiring because the risk of concussions was too great. It was especially pertinent given March 2105 is Brain Injury Awareness Month. The NFL responded that “football has never been safer“. And that got me thinking. How BAD is [...]

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Viz Cup Winner Makeover – Do You Agree?

May 12, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Facebook’s data visualization contest Viz Cup gives me mixed emotions — excitement about the growing interest in smart data visualization, and sadness about the poor data viz practices among the entrants. Case in point is last year’s winner, Eric Rynerson, with this entry. Now, to be fair, Eric only had an hour to put this [...]

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Graph Answers the Question: Do Christians Divorce More than Average?

January 6, 2014 | By | 4 Comments

In 2008, the Barna Group released some troubling statistics: 33% of Christians are divorced versus 30% of atheists/agnostics. This caused some teeth-gnashing among religious leaders as they sought to understand and explain these numbers. In theory, Christian marriages should last longer. The bible says “God hates divorce” (Malachi 2:16) and teaches husbands and wives to [...]

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Top 5 Examples of Storytelling with Graphs

September 29, 2013 | By | 4 Comments

As part of writing my new book “Storytelling with Graphs” I’ve studied 50 examples of graphs that tell stories. Some of them are publicly visible, such as TED talks, newspaper infographics and YouTube videos. Some are not, such as business reports and presentations that contain confidential information. Below, I list the top 5 examples of [...]

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Get More Insights by Visualizing Tabular Data using the Cobblestone Table

September 17, 2013 | By | 7 Comments

I’m always interested in new ways to visualize data, so I was thrilled to discover a method for visualizing tables, which I call a “cobblestone table”. Imagine you have this table showing percentage of Americans with a certain Myers Briggs personality type (I’m a very rare INTJ). It’s hard to see any patterns in this [...]

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