The Data Daily

Articles about data visualization

COVID-19 and the Potential Consequences for Social Stability

Last updated: 05/06/2021

Epidemics create risks of social unrest. The great plagues of the past show that social tensions, accumulated over the epidemic and before, often erupted in serious uprisings in...

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How a wider repertoire of charts gives Better Data Visualizations

Last updated: 04/30/2021

The latest book to join the pantheon of my recommended Data Viz texts is “Better Data Visualizations”from Jon Schwabish. This one was keenly awaited. I’d heard Jon’s updates on...

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Organizing My Output: Ideas, Process & Execution — Make It Make Sense

Last updated: 04/09/2021

Written By Autumn Battani I’m getting ready for a fairly busy couple of months and I want to talk about how I get the most out of my time. I get asked often about how I organize...

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5 Popular Thematic Map Types and Techniques for Spatial Data

Last updated: 04/06/2021

As our understanding of Location Intelligence and its applications across the public and private sector grows, thematic maps are becoming a more critical part of any...

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How to write good alternative descriptions for your data visualization

Last updated: 04/06/2021

Writing an alternative description only takes a couple of minutes. They are a great help if you want to make sure readers with visual impairments don't miss out on relevant...

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Why Your Organization Needs a Data Visualization Style Guide

Last updated: 03/29/2021

Our April event is a new talk from renowned economist and author Jon Schwabish. Every organization that produces data visualizations to communicate their research should create...

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Why is data visualisation so important in society?

Last updated: 03/24/2021

One of the hardest parts to write about this particular blog post was the title. In the end, I’ve gone with my chosen title to make it clear that this is a book review of “Data...

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Which color scale to use when visualizing data

Last updated: 03/19/2021

This is part 1 of a series on “Which color scale to use when visualizing data” (Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4). If you already have a good understanding of color scales, skip to the...

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How, and Why, We Sketch When Visualizing Data

Last updated: 03/14/2021

If you’re like us, at some point in your early education you decided you couldn’t draw. Your doodles, like ours, didn’t look like you wanted them to. For many, this...

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What is Data Scaffolding?

Last updated: 02/16/2021

Feb 12 · 13 min read Even if you’ve never heard of data scaffolding, it’s likely that you have (or will face!) a data problem of your own for which scaffolding is the answer —...

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