If you live/work in Montreal or if you're coming to CHI, I hope you saw the line up of the next meetup of Visualisation Montreal (April 25). It's a big one. https://www.meetup.com/vismtl/events/249642994/
There may be some of our speakers here, so a big thank you. I'm especially grateful to Matthew Brehmer (Microsoft) who's been a real pro in assembling these dataviz Avengers: reaching out to VisMTL, recommending people, making introductions, following up. Work with him if you ever have the chance.
I’m formulating a plan for inclusion efforts on vis.social, with the goal of making this a more diverse (and therefore more valuable and sustainable) social space.
But… I don't know what I'm doing! Please review and comment to me here, or in the doc:
Any research on smoothed lines?
Some people take issues with them, but they seem to improve legibility when I apply them in Excel.
The case against is that they distort the data which isn't entirely true. 1) smoothed lines preserve the marker positions. 2) we can't assume that what happens between two points is linear.
S.O.S. What's the name of a chart like this? I just made one because I've seen them before, but the client is reluctant and I can't find other examples. It's a scatterplot with a line connecting to the zero points. Do they have a name? Examples? https://vis.social/media/r2KpCEz7xH2ihTn7TVE
(ok, I'm cross-posting from 🐦 but this seems important) We hear about color blindness, but what about dyslexia? Anyone avoiding italics based on research like this? 10% of people would be dyslexic; that's more than color blindness. https://blog.dyslexia.com/good-fonts-for-dyslexia-an-experimental-study/
Is the identity of the person who manages viz.wtf a secret? Nothing on the website nor Twitter.
Is Dona M Wong the most elusive person in dataviz? I just got my hand on her WSJ Guide to Information Graphics and I realize I’ve never seen her on social media or on the list of speakers at conferences. Anyone interacted with her?
Am I the only one who didn't know (or forgot) that Edward Tufte sold some of his famous library items (Galileo, Newton, Playfair...) at Christie's for $1,8 million in 2010?http://www.christies.com/SaleLanding/index.aspx?intsaleid=22834&lid=1&saletitle=
He seems to still be selling prints of them though.
So 400+ clicks later, here I am, following almost everyone and looking like I'm fishing for followers. 🤠 👌
Is there a way to follow everyone at once?
This community seems sufficiently small and relevant that I'd rather unfollow later.
Oh well, typos are also a thing on Mastodon. 🤦♂️