That's exciting: I'll give a 4.5h workshop about colors in at on Sunday, May 8th – my most in-depth color workshop yet!

Join us for lots of hopefully useful information (and help me to build a giant data vis color wheel): eventbrite.com/e/rainbow-unico

The great @DataToViz@twitter.com and @Elijah_Meeks@twitter.com will be happy to hear that! I really learned to appreciate this tool freshly – or rather: even more – while working on the article.

🎉 It's finally out: My guide on how to create a fixed color palette for in organizations! I’ve never worked longer on and interviewed more people for an article: blog.datawrapper.de/colors-for

Thanks to all the graphic reporters who map what's going on in Ukraine on this sad day.
🧵 Here's a thread of their maps. My screenshots will be outdated soon, so click the links for the updated versions. If you know of other sources, add them.

🎉 New blog post! How can you get from the 15 colors in your visualization to a less overwhelming (and more accessible!) five? Or one?
I wrote down a few ideas: blog.datawrapper.de/10-ways-to

I created this image a week ago, but keep thinking about it. The charts in each column are exactly the same, just the background color is different.

I created this image a week ago, but keep thinking about it. The charts in each row are exactly the same, just the background color is different.

In three hours, I'll give an @OutlierConf@twitter.com (outlierconf.com/) unconference session about creating color palettes for data vis style guides (yep, that's a niche topic). Are you about to create a data vis style guide, in the middle of it, or did so recently? Join me!

I gave a @GraphicHunters@twitter.com workshop on "colors in " yesterday, which was so much fun – thanks to everyone who attended! Here are a few of my slides:

New blog post! As part of the research on my upcoming books on colors in , I wrote about what's wrong with the WCAG color contrast checks that lots of organizations use – and how data vis could change once new guidelines are in place: blog.datawrapper.de/color-cont

Played around with different color spaces today, and now I wonder:

Which color palette do you prefer? If you had to suggest one of these palettes for a data vis style guide in an organization, which one would you choose? Why?

[Find a poll in the next tweet!]

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It's happening: I'm writing a *book* on how to use colors in 📊!

And you can follow along: Every day, I write an update on my progress – papers I read, color tools I find, questions I have, and people I talk to. Find all updates here: datawrapper.notion.site/Color-

Visual data journalist @baskerhel@twitter.com describes a day of working for The Economist in their newsletter Off the Charts – and it's fascinating: view.e.economist.com/?qs=8bd09
Now I want to read the "typical days" of all good data vis designers out there.

Hi! I'm considering writing a book that helps people (like you?) create beautiful, easy-to-read .
What do you struggle with? What would be useful to read? Let me know so that I can make the book better for everyone. Here are nine questions I have: lisacmuth.typeform.com/to/B3Nh

I'd like to read & discuss a book by Colin Ware in the @datavisclub@twitter.com with y'all next. Which one should I choose?
1️⃣ the more famous "Information Visualization – Perception for Design, 4th edition (2019)"
2️⃣ the shorter "Visual Thinking for Information Design, 2nd edition (2021)"

For this week's Weekly Chart, I built a little to show weekly temperature ranges in Berlin. That was fun! Find the full how-to (incl. video) here: blog.datawrapper.de/span-chart

We published a new Data Vis Dispatch yesterday! It's our weekly collection of the best of small and big . Have a look: blog.datawrapper.de/data-vis-d

In the thread 🧵below, I show screenshots of the four visualization-heavy articles that impressed me the most this week:

Different extrapolations by German media ARD and ZDF during the past two hours.

▶︎ all parties: datawrapper.de/_/05AQr/ – the Greens have lost a few points.
▶︎ just SPD and CDU: datawrapper.de/_/mdDwQ/ – still close between them!

source: wahlrecht.de/news/2021/bundest

Different extrapolations by German media ARD and ZDF during the past two hours.

▶︎ all parties: datawrapper.dwcdn.net/05AQr/ –  the Greens have lost a few points.
▶︎ just SPD and CDU: datawrapper.de/_/mdDwQ/ – still close between them!

source: wahlrecht.de/news/2021/bundest

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