Edward Tufte

Employee Performance Panel Charts – Excel vs. R [video]

Recently, I had to make a bunch of panel charts. After wrangling with Excel (and a tiny bit of VBA) to create them, I wondered if we are suffering …

Data Science

Foundations of Interaction Design

I teach a number of classes at CCA, including Creative Founder, Story and Play. One year I tried on teaching Foundations. I love the Sophomores, and …

Information Design

The Ripple Effect: How Our Smallest Design Choices Can Make A Big Impact

The rules of typography and information design provide us with a framework with which to design. But within these contraints, can our design choices …

Information Design

SA student catches the UN’s attention with ocean pollution poster

<b>A South African student’s poster was selected as part of an international design project to raise global awareness about the dangers of extensive</b> …

Information Design

Dataviz ducks: when designers put style ahead of substance

Calling Bullshit (previously) has released a wonderful lecture series on the epidemic of misinformation in today's media landscape. This lecture …

Information Architecture

Principles for Mobile Design

By Steven HooberI am a principled designer. I also like to think I am a principled man, but today, I’m going to talk not about my moral guideposts, …

Information Design

Data-a-Day in a Post-Truth World

This past Sunday, Danne Woo, professor of graphic design at New York’s Queens College and self-professed data-monger, reached the seven-month point …

Infographics

Analytics approaches every marketer should know #1: Descriptive analytics

<b>The term analytics is rooted in the ancient Greek word for 'breaking up' or 'setting free' and was intended to indicate a transformation of something</b> …

Analytics

This Ph.D Student Rapped His Dissertation And Is Now A Professor Of Hip-Hop

All respect due to both Drs. Dre, but hip-hop finally has its first real doctor in A.D. Carson, who received his Ph.D. in rhetorics, communication and information design from Clemson University in May. Carson’s album, <i>Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes & Revolutions</i>, doubled as his …

Information Design

Are young photographers being taught post-digital visual literacy?

<i>“The illiterate of the future will be ignorant of the use of camera and pen alike.”</i><p>—<b>Moholy-Nagy, 1932</b><p>Whenever I am asked what I do for a living, I …

Photography

Junk Chart? Cover Art!

Yes, I have all of Edward Tufte’s beautiful books, as well as quite a few from Stephen Few and others. Yes, I know that you shouldn’t embellish …

Information Architecture

HOW TO MAKE BETTER INFOGRAPHICS: TELL A SINGLE STORY

<i>This article originally appeared on Column Five.</i><p>A lot of people want to know how to make infographics. We’ve made over 4,000 infographics for tons of …

Information Design

Civil Rights: How Pictures Changed America

If your students think a photo can’t change history, have them think again, with this resource-rich article from media literacy expert Frank W. …

Black History

Data visuals notes for my talks in 2017

(This article was first published on <b> Bluecology blog</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)Data visuals: notes for my talks in 2017Supplementary …

Data Science

Think for yourself! Media literacy every day

Print<p>So you’ve been teaching the information skills curriculum for a decade now, and you know the difference between Big 6 and Super 3. You assign …

Media Literacy

Kevin's Meandering Mind | Visual Literacies and the Emergence of “Picting”

visualliteracy flickr photo by alisonkeller shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license<p>The term “picting” is new to me but it makes sense. In …

Teaching

What Is Mitch McConnell Thinking on Health Care?

Washington — After weeks of speculation and secret meetings, on Thursday Senate Republican leaders unveiled their version of the plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. On the surface, this bill and its optics are unbelievably bad. It cuts health benefits for millions of poor and …

Health Care

Top UX Books: 10 Essential, Non-Traditional Reads

Stop for a moment and really think about your favorite website, mobile app, or digital device. What makes you love it? How about your favorite …

UX Design

Visual literacy in English language teaching | World of Better Learning

Linguistics<p>Cambridge Papers #2: Visual literacy in English language teaching<p>Vanessa Pasini<p>Share on Facebook<p>Share on LinkedIn<p>Share on Twitter<p>Comment<p>In …

Information Architecture

What do you see? Teaching Visual Literacy Through Photography, Grades 6 – 12

<b>This July, we are offering a four-session professional development course through ASPDP for New York City Educators. To register for this class,</b> …

Information Architecture

Syllabus bites: Visual literacy - Visual texts

Each tab in this guide contains key questions to consider when analysing visual texts. Use it to complete the task in the final tab.<p>What is the …

Australian Universities

Teaching Visual Literacy Through Photography

This exhibition features photographs and photobooks made by students of Aperture’s 2016/17 visual literacy program, <b>Aperture On Sight</b>. Over the course …

Information Architecture

What Is an Infographic? And How Is it Different from a Data Visualization?

You’ve seen them everywhere — from classrooms to business, infographics populate our life and our media. It’s hard to go a day without seeing them on …

Information Design

The Ultimate Guide to Slopegraphs in Excel

I’m not going to lie to you, the first time I saw a Slopegraph I was completely underwhelmed, I thought “<i>it’s a line chart with only two points,</i> …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Advanced Data Visualization in Excel 2010

As a reader of this blog, you probably know I use Microsoft Excel for a lot of my data visualization needs. Excel is easy to use, everyone has it, …

Data Visualization

The 15-Minute Media Literacy Lesson

Consultant Frank Baker often hears teachers and media specialists raise concerns about the time it takes to facilitate a visual or media literacy …

Information Architecture

Design and Conquer

As information professionals, we collect a ton of data. Information visualization can help us leverage that data to provide relevant content to our …

Data Visualization

Resources to Start Learning Design

A lot of my YouTube subscribers have asked me how to start learning design — what online courses to take, books to read and blogs to follow. So, I …

UX Design

Ultimate Data Visualization Book Guide

Are you looking for a great spring read that is also inspiring and educational? We have just the thing! We’ve collected a list of powerful data …

Infographics